Fighting Pet Scams

Our Mission

Petscams.com was created with the purpose of cataloguing the latest websites built by scammers. We aim to cause as much disruption to their activities as possible.

Petscams.com deal only with "paid for" domains like ".com", ".net", etc etc. Scammers can spend a considerable time and effort to create and publicize these websites. We find that many people do not know how or who to complain to in order to shut them down.

For this reason, we do not deal with Facebook pages or Craigslist adverts as there are already well documented methods of shutting down these pages.

List Puppy Scams

How you can help 

 

Report a Pet Scam!

Someone is responsible for reporting fraud websites.
That someone is you!
Click below to see how to report a scam website

Report a ScamWebsite

Email the Registrar

Each article has a button to send an abuse report.
This is sent to the Registrar of the domain.
If a Registrar receives enough abuse reports they will shut down the offending website

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Share it!

Why should you share information about a scam website?
Scammers try to keep their websites secret but publicising them can save your friends from being scammed

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Search Our Database

Our entire database of scam websites can be searched using the  search form below.

If we have information on the website that scammed you please file an abuse report to the registrar by clicking the green button at the bottom of each article.

If the website you are searching for is not in our database and you think they may be part of a scam network, please contact us to investigate.

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The last thing you should do is to report a puppy scam directly to the police!
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The last thing you should do is to report a puppy scam directly to the police!

Paul Brady - Feb 16, 2021

The last thing you should do is to report a puppy scam to the police!This may seem counter intuitive however there is a reason for this.The first…

Petscams.com data reveals most popular pet scams and victim losses in criminology publication
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Petscams.com data reveals most popular pet scams and victim losses in criminology publication

Mark North - Sep 11, 2020

In 2020 a study was undertaken by two UK academics to help criminologists better understand Non-delivery fraud in the context of cyber crime. The results of this…

No visit or videochat offered before purchase? It is likely a scam!
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No visit or videochat offered before purchase? It is likely a scam!

Mark North - May 26, 2020

At petscams.com, we are often bombarded with requests to check individual websites to determine if they are fake. Fraudsters are getting better at what they do, there's…

Coronavirus Puppy scams increase during Lockdown
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Coronavirus Puppy scams increase during Lockdown

Paul Brady - Apr 29, 2020

Because of the Coronavirus Puppy scammers are taking advantage of people who are in lockdown by scamming them in Puppy Scams

NameCheap is hurting the internet!
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NameCheap is hurting the internet!

David Rice - Apr 27, 2020

Almost 40% of fake pet sites are registered with Namecheap. They are hurting the internet by facilitating criminals and making the world a more dangerous place.

Buying a pet online? Beware of puppy scams in South Africa!
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Buying a pet online? Beware of puppy scams in South Africa!

Mark North - Oct 30, 2019

Overview of puppy scams in South Africa Petscams.com volunteer network has identified a large organised crime syndicate operating puppy scams in South Africa. These scammers appear to…



 

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