Bestminischnauzers.com

Families are being duped into handing over small fortunes to Bestminischnauzers.com which uses stolen pet pictures to sell fictitious animals online.

March 17, 2018
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Who are Bestminischnauzers.com?

Home | Miniature schnauzer puppies for sale

Email used: Minischnauzerlife@gmail.com
Phone number used: +12028440936
Names used: NOT KNOWN, Please add to comments below
Physical address used*: NOT KNOWN, Please add to comments below
*Scammers use a physical address to appear more legitimate. The address will have no connection to the actual scam as they will be an innocent third  party

Bestminischnauzers.com is a website that was created with the sole intention of scamming people.
This website claims to sell pets but in fact they charge you for a pet that they never deliver.
They then claim to deliver the pet using a Fraudulent Delivery company which is actually another website they set up which steals your money for charging for non existent delivery.
This is not a website review of Bestminischnauzers.com as they do not offer a service. They are criminals.

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Bestminischnauzers

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Who registered Bestminischnauzers.com?


Bestminischnauzers.com was registered on October 28, 2017 with NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC. .

It was registered using the following details:

Name: PERFECT PRIVACY, LLC (3n659pto0ahug8pfd8r8bfulsb@domaindiscreet.com)
Address: 12808 Gran Bay Pkwy West,
Jacksonville,
FL,
32258,
United States

These details are correct as of today (December 11, 2017) but the name and address could possibly belong to an innocent third party if the domain was registered using a stolen credit card.
Bestminischnauzers.com was registered using the email address 3n659pto0ahug8pfd8r8bfulsb@domaindiscreet.com.
It was registered 1 month and 13 days ago on October 28, 2017  and expires October 28, 2019.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started October 28, 2017 and does not plan to be using the website after October 28, 2019 as it has only a 2 years registration.

Would you trust these people enough to pay them money?


How can I shut down down a website?

Bestminischnauzers.com was registered with the domain registrar NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC..
NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC. have an email especially for domains that break their terms and conditions. Setting up a website with the sole intention of stealing money is definitely against NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.s Terms and Conditions!

To send an abuse report to NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC. please click the red button below and complete the email to help shut down Bestminischnauzers.com!

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If you have any further information please post it in the comments section below. We are particularly interested in names, email address and phone numbers used by these scammers.

What to do next?

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22 Responses

  1. I dealt with these scammers in December when I was looking for a puppy to fill the void of just losing my fur baby of 14 years and it’s absolutely deplorable that they prey on people looking like I was to bring some happiness to our home after the death of a pet, not to mention that it was Christmas time and parents looking to purchase puppies for their children getting scammed out of a lot of money and possibly not having a Christmas after their money is stolen! I emailed back & forth with the “seller” and one question I asked is if “Latifa” is a playful puppy. The response I received was vastly different from other responses in that the “seller” went from using small words with incorrect capitalization & grammar to telling me that Latifa was “tenacious”. Red flag city for me! I copied part of that sentence reply and pasted it into google and BAM word for word what he wrote was from a puppy scam site! So I messaged him back and asked for his vets phone number because I had questions to ask the vet (he told me the vet was out of town! I pushed harder asking for the vets phone number saying I could talk to anyone in the office and he went radio silent never to be heard from again!). I also asked what pet transport company he would be using so I could contact them and know who to look for at the airport and he told me he wouldn’t know which company until I paid in full! Sorry dude, but I’m not falling for your scam! Here is all the info I have copied & pasted here for you on our email correspondence

    The contact information that I have for the scammer is:
    Minischnauzerlife@gmail.com
    (202) 844-0936
    Ricky & Leaux
    6506 Western Ave. N
    Washington, DC 20012

    I tried to look up this physical address but I think it’s a fake and doesn’t exist. Before I found pet scams.com, I reported this jerk to the FBI Internet Fraud, BBB, and the Attorney Generals Office in Washington,DC and I’m just getting started.

    I just looked and he still has the same 10 week old puppies that were 10 weeks old in December. Also I’ve never heard of a 10 week old puppy being fully potty trained. Also all of the puppy photos show different people and different backgrounds holding his alleged puppies. What a freaking loser!

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    • Thanks for this info, I was all set up to buy Zoey tomorrow. Its a sad, sad world we’re living in. Im gonna “play” with them a bit before dropping the bomb! I really appreciate you!

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    • Donna sorry about your fur baby. I also lost mine March 7th. Found two on that web site, after emailing back and forth for some time it did seem real odd, I was not going to send money I told him I will be there Wednesday to pay and pick up the two boys, he said they don’t take visitors on weekday. Still felt really odd he would only answer with one word messages. We felt it must be a scam and didn’t go any further with it. Thank you for your info. Sad there is people out there like that.

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  2. You are so welcome honey! We ended up getting the best fit for our family by adopting a schnauzer from the [redacted]*Admin! The folks who run this rescue are phenomenal! Our Harley was found severely abused in downtown when he was rescued by them. They fostered him for 9 months waiting for the right family and I’m so lucky it was us! He loves his mini schnauzer sisters and they play all the time! Please consider adopting from a mini site! They have puppies ? up to seniors!

    Have fun playing with Ricky like I did!!!
    *Unfortunately we cannot promote any kennel, breeder or even rescue centres on PetScams.com as this can lead to confusion. (really glad you found a schnauzer from a rescue though!)

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  3. Thank you Donna! So glad you found your baby! This is an awesome story and I appreciate you sharing it with me! God Bless you for rescuing. Hope the losers get what’s coming to them!

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  4. You are so welcome honey. I’m so glad that my experience is helping others not fall prey to this awful person!

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  5. OMG!! If my credit card would have gone through two days ago I would have been scammed as well. It was my ignorance but I did not check reviews. I also was interested in Lola and Zoey. Thank you so much for posting your experience and I have learned a good lesson .

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    • I was trying to buy Lola today….I guess the thought had crossed my mind that 7 or 8 puppies was an extremely large litter for a mini Schnauzer……

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  6. You are so welcome hon! I’m so glad that you didn’t get scammed by this con artist! I learned a valuable lesson as well and so happy I shared my experience here to help anyone considering buying pets from this con artist!

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  7. We were seriously considering purchasing one of these puppies around mid December. We live in Canada. When we called them the phone connection was really bad and the person we spoke with didn’t speak English very well. This was just the beginning of the red flags. He said that shipping to Canada would be $150 and that a vet travels with the puppy. My husband called the airlines that fly here and was told that it was a lot higher than that to ship to us, but they don’t do it in winter. The guy was just blatantly lying. About the whole thing! Two months later they are still advertising ALL of the puppies at 10 weeks old.

    I am so sorry for anyone who fell for this scam, expecting to receive one of those adorable puppies for Christmas or anytime. I wonder how many times each non existent puppy was sold…. 😕

    These people should be put in a crate and left in the animal hold of a plane indefinitely…..
    Unfortunately, there are likely dozens more like them preying on the innocent.

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  8. I was told their ‘buy now’ for Toni link , every link for that matter was down & to Western Union the money to Craig Laville, using another Washington DC address. Ironically my mom had been googling & called the number listed & a foreigner answered. He refused to give her the veterinarian name who gave the puppy’s shots. I luckily realized she was on the same site as me & NO FOREIGN PERSON IS NAMED CRAIG FIRST OF ALL! No offense, and luckier my bank refused the transaction attempt thru Western Union!!!! I too lost my 11yr old fur baby and it’s been 8days of pure grief & they prey on our grieving!?!? I will not stop pursuing their shutdown until they are! I notified the domain registrar and the email used to register this website was 2 miles long and good for only 2yrs! Also…go with your gut,AS I DID NOT, I WAS GOING ON SAD EMOTIONS, these precious AKC babies are NEVER this cheap online! Locally here in Texas…the cheapest was $800 up to $2500!!! I hope this helps! They will also try to get you to send through your PayPal account to them but it wouldn’t process the payment either…another saving grace for me! I told them to email me their own PayPal.me link & they did not provide it! I too was Fiona generalized description of the puppy & a RED FLAG ON THEIR SITE IS WHERE THEY WROTE ‘SCHEME’ regarding their own refund policy, etc!! I kept reading it thinking maybe it was a typo! NO…it’s a telling sign they are thiefs!!

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  9. I also tried to purchase Lola….same comment wording about the puppy….tenacious….the address I was to send money gram to was Roshan Collins, 3344 Upland Terrace NW, Washington, DC. 20015.

    Fortunately my local Walmart asks questions….they found the fraud/scam information and saved me the loss….

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  10. My husband & I have been trying to purchase Lola since last Thursday from bestminischnauzers.com. We are suppose to take delivery of her Monday and as of yet we have not heard back from these people. It will break out hearts if this is a scam …

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    • Hi Robbie, I am afraid that there is no question as to whether this is a scam or not. We review and research every website submitted to us.

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  11. Hi Robbie- This is 100% a scam. It breaks my soul that these scammers prey on our love of fur babies. I turned them into the FBI Internet Fraud Division, Attorney General Of Washington DC, BBB and this site. I will pursue this until they are shut down. They still show all of the puppies I was looking at adopting back in December and it still shows them as 10 week old and potty trained! I’ve never had a fully potty trained mini at 10 months! They are stubborn! Lol! My suggestion to you is do everything you can to get your money back! Go to your local police Dept and see if they can help. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to get your money returned to you! Best of luck!

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  12. I just got scammed! I was so naive. I just can’t believe what just happen, I drove 3+ hours to pick up “Lola” after transferring the money through Paypal. I’m in complete shock! I’m going to dispute the transaction with Bank Of America tomorrow first thing, hoping I’ll get the money back. Anyone has a recommendation to which police department should I go? my local police? FBI? Thanks in advance for any guidance.

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  13. i got scammed out of 550$ to buy the puppy duke. the person used Jerome as the name and when i called him the day before pick up i was in utter shock to here someone barley even able to speak english and was slammed with another 1300$ “insurance cost” that would be refunded to me in cash when i receive duke (I NEVER SENT THE 1300$ I backed out) he said he’d refund me half the money, he soon dropped off the face off the watch i called from all my friends and family’s numbers daily and he would always answer but would hang up after bringing up a refund. he also wouldn’t let me speak to his wife (who i was under the impression i was emailing the whole time). after this time of trying to settle it myself and talk “Jerome Moore” into giving my money back and he soon admitted to me that it was all a sham and the man had began to black mail me into sending him ACTUAL PHOTOS of myself to him to get my money back. he would email and text me repeatedly and say things like “i love you, *my real name*” and “do you have a boyfriend?” and i’d always just reply with my paypal info to send the money back. this man is a creep. me and my whole family reported them to the BBB and i filed numerous fraud claims on them. and i haven’t seen anything of their website in a long time. but there’s always a silver lining, i found a puppy that i was actually able to travel and get, i got my money back through my bank (PAYPAL WAS NO HELP THEY DID NOT CARE) and everything is resolved on my end.

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  14. I was also looking to buy Lola back in November, but after talking with my husband we decided to wait till the summer to buy a puppy. Well, it is the summer now so I was trying to find bestminischnauzers.com’s site and could not find it. Turns out they go by gorgeousminischnauzers.com and they still have the same pictures of the puppies, only they changed their names. They do not provide any names or phone numbers. They just basically expect for you to make the $400 payment and supposedly they will contact you once you make a payment…..

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