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:


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


What to do next?

As well as reporting this to the Registrar it is very important to report this crime to your local Law Enforcment. We have compiled a list of Law Enforcement agencies worldwide.You can find a link (here) as well as reporting wire fraud using money transfer agencies (here).

If you live in the US it is important to report this scam to the BBB. Click here to see why. As well as the Better Business Bureau you should report this crime to the Federal Trade Commission. See Here

61 Responses

  1. I was scammed by Lucetty Pomeranians . Com. They had a website with testimonials, lots of cute puppy pics and puppies on sale for $500. I thought it was a good deal so I paid $600 including shipping, just to be emailed and texted from their ‘shipping company’ that I needed to give them $1000 for a city permit and $1800 for travel insurance and that the airport was detaining the dog. They refused to show me pictures of the dog and never used a name, didn’t answer my calls and kept asking me for money. He asked me to pay him through Zelle and western union. NEVER USE THESE!! only pickup animals in person and use cash!! They got $2400 from me, and I feel so dumb. it is truly awful, he goes by Jose Diaz and Gonzalez Munoz 310-314-5411.

  2. Almost got scammed by a Robert Thompson, El Paso TX with domain name https://royalbeagles.com/. Total fraud. Be careful . I got sucked in by stylish website but then got suspicious because he wanted the sale done so quickly. Googled and found that same name had tried to bamboozle someone through a fake corgi site. Moral of story: rescue!!!!

  3. I got scamed by David & Tessa Willams & Rocket Pet Delivery 700. for the Dog & 980. for the delivery. Do not go to Curly Angels Puppies or Rocket Pet Delivery.

  4. Do not deal with a Nicky(Nikky) Bathram telephone#1-408-800-3365 web site tinipoms.com He is a scammer He took 300.00 from my wife with a contract to deliver to our door a Pomeriaian puppy He said he delivered it to a company called ALTDorf Pet movers as we need to contact them to verify our address well once we contacted the movers they said once we paid the 305.00 they could ship the puppy.
    At that point i told the shipper i had a contract with the seller he would deliver puppy tp my address free of charge to my door. well mover said i needed to contact the seller I said i already talked to him and told him he had to honor his contract with us. Well mover then told me he was threating a lawsuit for abandonment. I snicker and told him sir i have never have been in possession of the puppy and if you didn’t get the fee to ship him from the seller then its his responsibility not mine. The guy on phone (I guess was shipper not sure who he was) said ok and we hung up. I keep getting phone calls from the seller all he wanted to do was argue so i gave him ultimatum either ship the puppy or give my money back that’s when everything has gotten quiet and he today took the 408-800-3365 off the website. Beware of the guy !!!!

      • Update Wow what a ride the shipper is ALTDORF movers the seller finally agree to pay to have her shipped so the movers website said she flew into Ft Meyers International (BUT) she had a pending permit they needed so the mover had me to call the permit dept and they wanted 499.00 for a 6 month permit 723.00 for a year and 999.00 for 2 years. So I told them i wanted a 6 hour one well that didn’t work so after all that i contacted the seller back up and after a few words together he didn’t want me to call him anymore. Ps the permit number was the same number the movers had called me on couple nights before. I just told them the gig was up. Just want no one else to get caught up with these people.

      • Got scammed by GoGoldenretrievershome. Com-
        Business name: Go golden Retrievers puppies
        Harold Shayne
        Address:14915 Newport Ave. Omaha, NE 68116 – website looked legit, cute puppy pictures (probably taken from other sites) To reserve a puppy I had to Zelle or go to Walmart to send $425.00 – emotions took the best of me – was looking for a golden retriever puppy for a while and didn’t wait for one and they showed they were available at once so it all made sense- based on the sales agreement it’s was fully refundable., so I tried using Zelle it didn’t go thru the first time and I emailed him he insisted to go at once to Walmart which I refused to do so thinking that won’t be safe but little did I know Zelle is also not safe if you don’t know who is money going to…they sent us a legit contract signed by them the persons name was Harold Shayne- phone (531)221-5886, email- Gogoldenretrievershome@gmail com
        I emailed him I can’t take the puppy now he said no worries send us the balance in order to keep the puppy for us. And to get back to him so he can arrange the flight to send the puppy. So I like a total idiot Zelle him the rest of the $425 and the travel expenses would be sent when ready to ship the puppy. Total loss $850
        I sent him an email saying Due to unforeseen circumstances we were in not in any position to take new puppy so please cancel the contract and Refund us our$850 thru Zelle basically there was no response to emails, calls, or messages they have disappeared but their site is still up and all the puppies still show available. So sad such scammers playing with people’s emotions! I notified authorities and alerted Zelle and trying to figure out to alert Walmart fraud Dept – so people like these don’t have it this easy to scam innocent people- 1st and hopefully the last time I will get scammed –

  5. Here’s my deal:
    Don’t IM w Cavapoo Puppies Rehome (they are Facebook)
    Contacts I dealt with:
    jayla johnson or lawsonjayla66@gmail.com (must be a side kick) 412-213-5408
    annabelle zoobrine or zooannabelle@gmail.com (supposed administrator of the site)
    Address they gave:
    573 Jefferson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (annabelle or jayla’s names were not associated , we did a Zillow lookup)
    This Facebook is a scam. Sent me pics of a litter. I picked the cutest one in the pic, and of course, it was taken. I then asked what was avail and they provided me 3 pics. I picked one and started the ‘process’. Unfortunately, I sent $300 as a reservation fee. But from there, the communication gets more hilarious…I stopped communicating with the ‘side-kick’ because she went silent on us. Contacted the administrator of the site, but she responds to my inquire at 1 am? I asked that we handle the remaining of the transaction over the phone…get this…she couldn’t because she had ‘ear surgery’ so she’s always on messenger (don’t we all have 2 ears). I asked to FT, Zoom the dog, ‘I can’t since my sister’s 2 yr old got my phone in water’-ridiculous. I wanted to talk to the husband who supposedly was working on a ‘courier’, but ‘hubby is off to work already!’ Both people started off warm and kind to get you hooked until they reel you in and you’re screwed.

  6. Me and my Friend is dealing to adopt a bichon maltese from a woman named Stephanie Nicole Roldan, she said she live in Germany, and she have a 3 puppies to adopt, She told us that she is a spanish who lived in murcia and she want someone to adopt the puppies due to her nature of work., and she doesnt eant the puppies to be adopt in germany, She told us the puppies are already vaccinated, with chips and pedigree, it is just we have to pay for the shipment fee for the puppies to Barcelona Spain where we live, the shipment cost for the puppies is 200€ each., and door to door delivery, and only in 24 hours we will going to receive the puppies, She told us that she knew an agency company which is http://www.petarlogtrans.com/contact.php, we agreed on that, she asked for our names and address, she told us that she registered the puppies ,and the agency will going to contact us but we are in hesitant upon reading here in PETSCAMS.COM. Maybe you can help us to check if the agency is scam.

  7. FriendlyGoldenDoodlehome.com is a scam. They ask for Zelle payment. Claim the shipping is $300 and then up the shipment to $1295 last minute. Shipper contacts you with price increase. Express Clockwork Delivery. Out of texas supposedly.

  8. Been dealing with Ravepitbulls.com
    Email used Ravepitbullshome.com
    Requested only Zelle payment
    Never provided a name
    Used number 216.245.2780 and 504.420.4477
    Claimed to ship out of Cincinnati Ohio, numbers above are from Austin and New Orleans
    Would not provide paperwork or video due to conner of social media scammers.
    Found a similarities especially a testimonial page from another website using big named stars (the real site if I had to guess was the one the copied from, Bossy Kennels). I can not be certain it was a scam be I dropped it fast once I heard more from them. They had a nice professional email to begin the conversation then it got less and less if not pushy in my opinion as I asked for more information. Saying they have never given so much information to a buyer before and all I asked for was a video and or facetime.

  9. Puppies Stair (puppiesstair.com) is a SCAM and the phone number got changed after scam with me from 9565240831 to 9565240682. Please do not fall for this. I will continue to track this website and update you with phone numbers accordingly.

    • Hi Shar – we were just looking at Puppies Stair as well and got a little nervous so I did some searching and came across your post. Can you share more about the outcome? Did you pay them and then found out? Did you figure it our prior to them charging you and working with you on shipping? Appreciate you posting this because it wasn't easy to find other resources that would have alerted us to this otherwise.

    • I responded to a FB post in the CHandler Texas For Sale about a Maltese puppy for sale. I messaged the seller that I wanted the pup and would meet them at 12:00. They responded with a thumbs up. I sent another FB message a short time later asking for the address.
      They never gave me their location and when I looked at “her” profile there was nothing except some foreign check ins. I got suspicious at that point. And sent another email that we could meet somewhere. No answer. Then I told her we had to leave soon and needed directions.

      This is the reply
      A lot of families are messaging me about the pup
      So you will pay half payment now so I can consider it sold and I will make a sale contract agreement that you make a deposit on a puppy
      You will pay the remaining half at pick up in cash

  10. The same phone – 1 (802) 232-2991 is being used under skyhomepoodlepuppies.com. They have several dogs posted 2x with the same photo/different name. When I inquired about a puppy, they wrote me immediately and pressured me to send $800. Only text / email communications and wanted money via cash app. Wouldn’t talk on phone, send health docs for pup or send video of dog. Using email address PaulMuyaka@yahoo.com

  11. https://delterpomhome.weebly.com/
    Phone # 313-293-7230
    Email: delterpom@gmail.com
    The “About Us” tab doesn’t give out info

    DelterPom uses S.N Logistics as their pet shipping agency which is on this website.
    They try to be very trustworthy by keeping in good contact with you (text, emails, calls) just because they want to confirm your payments first before pretending that you can move on to the next step which is shipping. The person you talk to does not speak English or understand it well. So half of what you talk about will likely not go through. Half of the spelling and grammar on the site is poor as well, so that’s kind of red flagish already. The reviews on the site was what made me think this was a genuine breeder but I was wrong. They can’t be real.

    I really, really wanted to trust this site and the person I talked to but in the end they are just scumbags.

  12. Today 7/13/20 I thought I had purchased a pomeranian puppy from Solace Puppies their email is solacepuppies.com. They claim to be a clearing site for several breeders of different breeds operating from 6425 Living Pl. Pittsburg PA 15206. I spoke to a woman named Ashley through a chat mode and transferred $499.00 through cash app as per her instructions. She took my personal information and said she would contact me with a tracking number when she finished the paperwork. Since she guaranteed 48 hour delivery I expected to hear from her by this evening. While attempting to contact her I discovered this kennel had been reported as a scam on more than one occasion.

  13. Hi, I have spent 3 weeks looking for minpin, over this time I have realized there is a person on Several advertisers websites trying to scam people who has email ckcpets@gmail.com They send initial email saying they have the exact dog for you, then they say they will give dogs to good home if you’ll send money for delivery and the cost they put into dogs. I have found them using several emails by Trevor Moore or Isabel ravaz, and one other. They are usually using dog names of daisy and Teddy, but today I saw they changed the pictures and names finally. I have tested them by sending from 6 different emails, my work, my boyfriends, etc, each of them they change it a little. They boost you a little by making themselves sound like God loving individuals, and then they ask about 8 questions, excusing themselves by saying they want safety for their little ones, then when I ask for their real name and address they don’t respond, or ask for copy of certification….they say ok thanks… I have told them 3 times to stop or I’m calling police. There is no website ckcpets…and whomever answers this email is NOT CERTIFIED and will try to scam you…Stop them!

    • Thank you for saving me a lot of time and energy, they have new posts up but I found your post by googling their email. So appreciated.

  14. I found this website because I became suspicious when homeofcutedachshundpups.com did not provide references. They said “it is against our policy to give out information of clients to the public without their consent ” That’s copied directly from the text message. They provided a physical address of 10001 Hunter Spring Dr., Las Vegas NV 89030. They text messaged me from 802 232- 2991. They sent me adorable photos of a $600 purebred mini dachshund from Carol K Phillip’s email address carolhillips242@gmail.com. I used White Pages and did a reverse look up of the address and the owners do not have that name. They asked for payment via Western Union, MoneyGram or Zelle. I did not send them anything. I asked what shippers they use and they provided the names Uship or Real Pet Transporters. THANK YOU FOR THIS WEBSITE!! You saved me from a huge mistake. I will not be buying any puppy without meeting in person first.

  15. Be aware of jipsey dachshunds. They wanted deposit sent to bank account and wanted to send puppy sight unseen to nearest airport. I caught onto this scam due to lack of info on website, like state and phone number. $400.00 fo 10 week old full blooded miniature dachshund with no DOB. We own dachshunds and familiar with reputable breeders, these were not! Finally disclosed an address in Texas and a phone number. I declined their offer of course.

  16. Yep scammed by Puppieschoose.com out of Austin, TX and the shipper Rayon Shipping. AJ Grice was the supposed breeder. Both are fraudulent and are out the deposit and shipping cost which was supposedly fully refundable.

  17. We were scamed by Daju pugs they newer send us puppies just continue to demand money for pet transportation and sity permits..

  18. Thank you so much for posting all these comments. I was dealing with “wendysdachshundpuppies.com”. Luckily I found this site before I sent them any money through Western Union. They wanted me to use an app called Zelle. I was not comfortable tying my bank information to a payment that I really didn’t know where it was going.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

  19. https://maltesemode.online/puppies-for-sale/
    Beware of Maltesemode online. $820 for a maltipoo puppy including shipping via plane from Texas to CA. I thought it was too good to be true so I did some research and found reviews saying they’re scamming people for $820. I was emailed and text by a guy called Paul 432-426-6190 pdeloach83@gmail.com Claiming puppies are crate and potty trained, great condition with microchip vaccinations, dewormed, socialized.

  20. Do not use https://www.purebredakita.com/. This Mr. Frank has claimed that we would receive a refund of $699. We also ran into the suppose shipping of the crate and was told we would need more money to ship the supposed puppy. We declined and demanded a refund. No refund 3 days later. The same number is being used as I see on others comments.

  21. Do not use https://www.purebredakita.com/. This Mr. Frank has claimed that we would receive a refund of $699. We also ran into the suppose shipping of the grate and was told we would need more money to ship the supposed puppy. We declined and demanded a refund. No refund 3 days later. The same number is being used as I see on others comments.

  22. I was solicted for a Samoyed for $699 from “Frank” at Snowwater Samoyeds
    same address and phone number as Elisa Mulvey (above) mentioned
    sounded fishy so I Googled the number and address, found this website.
    Real breeders are FAR more concerned about who’s buying their precious baby than about what payment service you must use. ???

  23. A person named Haris Kum is using my physical location as the place where puppies are supposedly being picked up. His email is okiscol28@gmail.com and his number is 434-879-1962. People are driving over 4-5 hours to get here only to be devastated when I tell them there are no puppies here. They already have paid for them or at least put money down. I am unsure of the website because Im just going by what the people have told me. He said he had pure bred Pomeranians for $450.
    THIS IS A COMPLETE SCAM. I have filed a police report.

  24. I was scammed by Robert Aristide.
    10136 Ballantine street
    Houston, TX 77075

    DO NOT BUY FROM THIS GUY. He claims he can ship samoyed puppies for free and then will try to gouge more for crate deposits. Then when asking for a refund, he drops off the face of the earth and blocked our number.
    He works with another fraudulent “transport company ” called unitedexpressshippers.com.

  25. Theschnauzers.com

    It is a complete scam, same story here, they offered the pet for $500, which I paid under the agreement that the pet was going to be delivered to my house for free,
    I got an email from the shipping company saying that the dog was ready, and that I needed to pay $1000 to get the right crate for the dog, they said it is totally refundable, then I contacted the seller via email, and told him I have no such money in my account and that he needed to be responsible for it, guess what, they never answered back, since I asked for my money back, never got anything back,
    Now I am filling a dispute in my bank and also contacting the police department,

  26. I saw the person on Instgram selling micro teacup puppy with their info and website. I went to checked out the website and leave my contact info. They message me and told me that they have the puppy that I’m looking for and sent me the picture of the puppy. they told me that they are a small family owned breeder and sold the puppy to me for $500 plus $120 for shipping. He told me that I have to do western union so he can get the money. I was a little scared about wiring money to western union so I kept telling him is not working cause I did it online so he finally told me to paypal him so I did paypal him and his advised for me to pick “friend/family” that way you don’t get charge from paypal. He told me that once I do that he will ship the puppy out to me right away. so I did that and guess what? No puppy were shipped out. He even sent me an email with a tracking number from Transvel Express. so the next day I got the email from “PET DELIVERY” telling me that I had to pay $450 through western union and I will get my money back up received the puppy. The seller didn’t pay for the insurance therefore in order to ship the puppy I have to make the payment. I contacted the seller and told him that’s not my responsibility to pay that insurance to ship the puppy because it was never told up front that I needed to do that. so he said he will take care of it. Supposedly the puppy supposed to be shipped and on it ways to me on that same day. Then guess what??? I received another email from the “Airport Pet department” saying that I have to pay $1,111 because the puppy didn’t past the check point and it needs it shots etc…. and if I don’t pay I will get in trouble with the law and their will be a lawsuit file against me for abandonment of the puppy and I will have to pay a lot more money. once I paid it will be fully refunded back to me once the puppy delivered to me. I contacted the seller and asked him what’s going one he said that I have to pay otherwise there’s a lawsuit that he’s going to file against me for neglecting his puppy supposed to be in KS right now. So I decided not to pay and it has been about a week now and still no puppy. Then this Saturday a Shipping company called me up and told me that I have to make the payment he has the puppy and if I don’t pay the puppy will be ship to the animal carnitine and I will get in trouble and there will be a lawsuit against me because the puppy are under my name. He make me do western union, TIA, etc… all the agencies that wire money there is out there to wire the money supposedly to their head courter. Then he said that I had to pay 375 for the pet hotel cause the puppy was there for a week. He said once paid the money will be fully refunded back to me once I received the puppy and the puppy will be ship out right away. so I paid and he sent me and email with the airline info of when the puppy going to be land and deliver to my house. I waited all night and nothing so I contacted the shipping guy and he said the puppy is in transit in Taxas and it will get to me the next day at 12pm and I need to be home if I’m not home when they deliver the puppy they will ship the puppy back and I will get in trouble and will be fine with a lot of money by the law. So I took a day off from work and waited all day. Our house even have camras to see who comes in and out. so after 1pm I contacted the guy from shipping department and he said that they delivered the puppy to me and I was not home. I told him that I was home all day and I took a day off to wait for the puppy. Now he said that I had to make another $455 in order to get the puppy because the puppy is still in Texas. now I know that I have been scammed. it just really crazy that they would send you email and call you and act like they are from the shipping.

  27. stay away form USBESTCORGIPUPS(.com). they claim their dogs have all the health checkups, AKC papers, crate/potty trained, vaccinations, dewormed and are socialized frequently. also claimed that they can get the dog to me by plane and home delivery.
    I sent an email asking for more info on one of the puppies and when they got back to me i felt like i was reading their ‘about us’ page. they also included pics of the dog as well as questions about me and where i live.
    from the way the email was typed and the questions they asked, it put me on edge. so i decided to call and see if talking to a person would put my mind at ease.
    it did not.
    the guy didn’t know why i was calling until i said one of the dogs name.
    i was told that once payment went through(zelle) i would be contacted by a shipper company and the dog would be delivered by any means.
    by that point i was sure they were not a legit breeder. They called me a second time asking if they payment went though. I told the guy i was no longer interested and he immediately got defense and tried to guilt trip me into believing i had ignored his calls and texts and wasted his time.

    site : usbestcorgupups.com
    email : info@usbestcorgipups@gmail.com
    phone : (804) 719-3619

  28. I got scammed by the by Binda Sama. Naxwelghcorgihome.com. Phone # 484-604-0732
    Binda Sama
    428 Taylor Rd, Exton, PA 19341
    Email eveynemoorl@gmail.com
    Email belong to Cyrille Ngong
    The account is Bank of America
    600 Peachtree St NE Atlanta. GA
    Do not send money to this person.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

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

  33. 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

  34. 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.

    • 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.

      • https://unitedexpresslogistics.info/

        they are the shipping agent. this is what we received today..

        Dear Client,
        Accept greeting from the management of the United Express Logistics Delivery service. We regret to inform both parties that the puppy and pet carrier agent have been grounded at transit in Nashville International Airport (BHA) following pet health and transportation policies. The puppy suffered a Minor Health Complication on the flight from TN as a result of the present harsh condition in which the puppy was being shipped with the ineffectiveness and inefficiency of the Plastic Crate in which the puppy is being transported. This could be seen from the signs manifested by the puppy such as the following;

        – Decreased Activity Level
        – Decreased eating/drinking
        – Vomiting
        – Light Fever / Weakness

        The puppy has been medically attended by the State’s Airport VET and is presently free from dangers or eventualities that may have occurred.

        However, the Pet & Animal Control Department will not permit the puppy to be shipped to its destined location inside the same Plastic Crate used in the transportation of the puppy on the previous flight from TN as a result of the ineffectiveness and inefficiency of the Plastic Crate. The puppy is 12 weeks old and very young for travel under such weather conditions with the use of a Plastic Crate. So it has been recommended by the State’s Airport VET at the Pet & Animal Control Department here at transit that, delivery of the puppy should proceed with the use of a Soft-Sided Crate or Temperature Regulating Crate since the Plastic Crate for the puppy have been rejected and will not be needed in proceeding with transportation of the puppies on flight.1

        – Moreover, the increased and decreased in altitude causes changes in air pressure during flight which can affect the puppy’s health seriously, without the use of a Soft-Sided Crate or Temperature Regulating Crate and considering what happened to the puppy on the previous flight as he is only 12 weeks old and cannot proceed on another flight without the required Soft-Sided Crate.

        – Transporting the puppy in a Soft-Sided Crate or Temperature Regulating Crate gives a 100% chance of survival to the puppy with the present weather conditions. While transporting the puppy without the Soft-Sided Crate or Temperature Regulating Crate may be harmful to the health of the puppy which may lead to further health complications or death of the puppy since the chances of survival is only 30%.

        The Prospective Owner of the puppy is therefore requested to adopt our company 90% Refundable Life Insurance Policy Scheme whereby you will have to pay a full 90% Refundable Life Insurance And Crate Rental Fee of ($1240USD) for the issurrance of the Pet Life Insurance Certificate which your puppy lacks and also to provide a Soft-Sided Crate or Temperature Regulating Crate in which the puppy will be shipped inside.


        Thus we call on the Prospective Owner to pay the full 90% Refundable Insurance And Crate Rental Fee of ($1240USD). Once payment is confirmed a Soft-Sided Crate or Temperature Regulating Crate will be provided for the puppy to be transported inside and the Initial Pet Mortality Life Insurance Certificate will be issued for the puppies and included in his file considering the puppies have not been Mortality Life Insured before travel.

        Note: This fee is not confiscated but rather it is 90% REFUNDABLE upon safe delivery of the puppies and return of the company Soft-Sided Crate or Temperature Regulating Crate to the United Express Logistics carrier agent in the form of Check/Cash. With this insurance policy, you will be refunded the sum of ($1116.00USD) upon safe delivery by the carrier agent and 10% the sum of ($124.00USD) will be deducted for the company service. The Flight has a 1 hour layover more as such we shall appreciate your urgent cooperation so the puppies will not have to miss the planned flight for your location. Upon confirmation of payment the Insurance Coverage Certificate will be issued and forwarded for signatory on your part before proceeding to release the puppies from holding and boarding of the puppies on a flight for your location.

        We are here at Your Service and for further inquiries, please contact the customer service at

  35. 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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