Puppy scams, Kitten scams and Horse Scams?
Everyone by now knows about Puppy Scams but Pet Scammers are not loyal to any breed or species. Although photos of puppies are the most frequent bait for puppy scammers they will also pretend to sell Kittens, Horses, Fish and even Tortoises!
All of these "breeders" have several things in common
- They are criminals
- They do not have any pets to sell
- They are not who they say they are
- They are not where they say they are
As of today, the most popular scam we have seen by far is the Puppy Scam. Out of all breeds the most popular breed is the Yorkshire Terrier (8.9% of scam websites) followed closely by French Bulldogs (8.3%). This is not because scammers have an abundance of Yorkies or Frenchies , they have neither, instead they will use the breed that brings them the most return and drop any websites that they find do not bring them a good return.
Puppy Scams by Breed
The above pi chart is updated daily by articles created by users and members of Petscams.com
Reporting Puppy Scams
If you have been scammed in a puppy scam or even if you have been targeted by a puppy scammer you should report it.
If you have just sent money by bank transfer, Western Union, MoneyGram or any other method there is a possibility that you can stop the transfer.
Click here to see how to contact Money Transfer in your country
If you have been scammed you should also report this to the police in your area as soon as possible. Many people do not report these crimes as they believe they were "foolish" to fall for a scam. The reality is that your money was stolen by professional criminals.
You can find the correct police department to report to in your country here:
Lastly, please report any websites used by scammers to Petscams.com by using our reporting form here:
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