Why you should report a scam to the Better Business Bureau

Who else should you report a pet scam to?

September 30, 2017
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Why should you report a scam to the Better Business Bureau?

report-a-scam-to-the-Better-Business-BureauThe BBB – Better Business Bureau is a private organization whose stated vision is to provide: “An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other” and its mission is “To be the leader in advancing marketplace trust”.  The intent is for consumers to have an unbiased source to guide them.

To file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau click here:

https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us/reportscam

To be convinced of why you should file a complaint, continue reading……

Complaint investigations.

The BBB investigates and compiles evidence of every type of scam and is an authority on the subject.
It works with the information that you, the consumer, reports to it.
Pet scams have been around for years (I came across them over 10 years ago) but have never been as prevalent as they are today. If 90% of the people who have been scammed by these scams do not report  them then they will never get the attentions they deserve.
Until this scam is exposed for what it is it will continue to defraud consumers.
By reporting a scam to the Better Business Bureau you help to create a better picture of who this scam targets, how much money the scammers steal and what resources the scammers are using to scam.

You may have been targeted, you may have lost money but by reporting these scams you are making a positive step towards  stopping these criminals.

How to report a scam to the Better Business Bureau

  1. Go to https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us/reportscam
  2. Complete all the information as fully and accurately as possible.
    Take your time on this and read the instructions.
    For “Type of Scam” use “Online Purchase” or “Other”.
  3. Click the “Report Scam to BBB” button.

Other places you should report Pet Scams to:

File an investigation with us

Your local Law Enforcment

Your bank or money transfer company


 

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11 Responses

  1. I was trying to find a Shih Tzu puppy. Following sites are scams: lovelyshihtzupuppieshome.com, purebreedshihtzus.com
    Asked for money in advance, did not accept to pick up the puppy myself. I did a search on google and found both sites reported as scams several times.

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  2. Do not buy a puppy from trusted Labradors it is a scam, very bad one. Do not trust United Petsafe Shippers they are also a very bad scam.

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  3. Be wary of Classy Poodles. I thought their puppies were priced too low but inquired. I got an e mail to continue the process but I e mailed back that I wanted to visit and see the puppy. They refused to provide location and said it was none of my business. Almost certainly a scammer.

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  4. I also got scammed my name is Paul or Amazon bird the company they were using was Avian Farms the person’s name was Alexander email Alexander 335 @gmail.com phone number +19144884319-+19372474729 was reported reference numero 94239516 -94340195 reported to the Federal Trade Commission FTC would also want them to shut them down thank you and if you can post all this so people can see it would be great and also post that nobody should be buying pets in other states I know it’s posted on some of the websites but they need to bring them out some way so they can get our attention thanks so much have a great day.

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    • Hi Paul,
      Could you let us know the domain (as in somedomain.com) for “Avian Farms” that was used by the scammer?

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  5. Fantasticyorkiehomes.com
    I reached out to this website to buy a puppy by filling out the form. They wanted me to pay for the puppy upfront with amazon gift cards. I said this is sounding fishy. They said okay pay two hundred of it and then pay the rest when you get your dog. They told me I should be more trusting. I sent them the amazon gift card back which had to be opened up with a receipt from the store. I took pictures of four of them. Then on the day that the puppy was supposed to arrive they sent me a picture of a ticket from the carrier. But when it came to shopping they said I needed to pay another 600 or the animal could not be released. That was for pet insurance. I told them it was not my problem and they needed to pay that. They said they didn’t have the money and to just send them 150 more I wouldn’t do it. What tipped me off was that they sent me an email from United pet carrier service which had threats in it that said if I didn’t pay it was considered animal abandonment and it was a federal offense. He said to call United pet carriers to release the animal and when I called there was someone with a thick accent. I looked at the phone number and realized that there was a plus sign before it. I was not dealing with someone from Virginia they were from Central America. I told them that I would not pay more and to show me a picture of them with the pet. I told them I don’t think you even have the animal. They said that it was being held at the desk. Once they realized that they weren’t going to get money out of me they said sorry we can’t give you the pet if you won’t pay and therefore there is nothing more to say.
    After all of this I looked up the company who owned the website and found they owned two pages of websites that were all kinds of porn sites all over the world. Danesco trading Ltd. is the main company name and you can find the listing of other companies they own and websites samesites.com. That is where you see how obvious it is that these people are scamming people in a lot of different industries. If I can help in any way shut this company down online I would because this is not just about 200 this is about millions when spread out all over the world. I am wondering if the hosting company is contacted if the main website could be taken down because they are being malicious.

    I still have their number and saved the whole text message just in case I needed to turn it into authorities. +571 336 6912
    Let me know if there is anything else I can do.
    Sent from my iPhone

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  6. Do NOT use Jeris Maltese Puppies. Clams to sell an AKC registered puppy for $500 that has been micro-chipped, vaccinated and comes with a months worth of food and toys. Only to have the shipping company contact later and say the dog needed travel insurance of $1120 and then also the crate was not up to code and needed to rent one for $1250 all of which will be refunded when the dog is delivered. BULL. Every bit of this was a scam that he used to take advantage of my mother.

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    • Hi Lori,
      I would VERY much like to know the website (domain) used by “Jeris Maltese Puppies” as well as the website used by the “shipping company”. It would be great if you could help with that.
      Paul

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  7. Do NOT get sucked in by a website named GOLDEN PUPPIES HOME out of Columbus, OH. Say they’re selling Golden Retrievers at a discounted $600.00 plus an extra $100.00 shipping fee. Claim to have all the bells and whistles, i.e. Health clearence, AKC papers, crate, kibble, vaccinations, dewormed, socialized with everything from dogs, cats, birds, kids, etc. They also claim that you can have your dog withing hours or a day or two from payment. Goes by the name of Michael Olivieri.

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