Charmcitypupps.com

Scammers and criminals will say anything to grab your attention. “FREE PET! Just pay for shipping. Charmcitypupps.com are placing adverts online using photos of pets from genuine Pet Sellers.

July 30, 2019
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Who are Charmcitypupps.com?

Charm City Pupps – Puppies For Sale

Charm City Pupps – Puppies For Sale, http://Charmcitypupps.com, www.Charmcitypupps.com

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Charmcitypupps.com are advertising puppys for sale online. They use stolen credit cards and invent identities to defraud people shopping for a french bulldog puppy online.
In the first email, the scammer will ask all the right questions, putting you through the motions to prove your suitability: how would we care for our puppy, how would we train him, how often would he be alone?

Then the fraudsters emails will get shorter and normally keep to sms messages. This is because the first email is a template where as you are now dealing with the actual scammer.

The “breeder” will ignore any questions about their affiliation with any clubs or organisations, and questions about the puppy’s parents. The main focus now is convincing you to pay as soon as possible. The puppy will be shipped to you by the scammers perferred delivery company. There is no other option. If you insist on picking up your new french bulldog they will eventually agree. It makes no difference to them if you travel for 4 hours because they are not at the address they claim to be.

Charmcitypupps.com will claim to deliver the puppy using a Fraudulent Delivery company which is actually another scam website they set up in order to steal your money by charging for non existent delivery, a air conditioned travel crate, medical insurance for your puppy as well as multiple other fees.

To see more scam websites involving french bulldog puppys have a look at French Bulldog Puppy Scams.

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Who registered Charmcitypupps.com?


Charmcitypupps.com was registered on July 27, 2019 with NameSilo, LLC .

It was registered using the following details:

Name: Domain Administrator (pw-f19a5bdea06dff774d31cd23c1c3fa1a@privacyguardian.org)
Address: 1928 E. Highland Ave. Ste F104 PMB# 255,
Phoenix,
AZ,
85016,
United States

These details are correct as of today (July 29, 2019) but the name and address could possibly belong to an innocent third party if the domain was registered using a stolen credit card.
Charmcitypupps.com was registered using the email address pw-f19a5bdea06dff774d31cd23c1c3fa1a@privacyguardian.org.
It was registered 2 days ago. on July 27, 2019  and expires July 27, 2020.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started July 27, 2019 and does not plan to be using the website after July 27, 2020 as it has only a 1 year registration.

Would you trust these people enough to pay them money?


How can I shut down down a website?

Charmcitypupps.com was registered with the domain registrar NameSilo, LLC.
NameSilo, 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 NameSilo, LLCs Terms and Conditions!

To send an abuse report to NameSilo, LLC please click the red button below and complete the email to help shut down Charmcitypupps.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?

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

27 Responses

  1. I lost 499 web site now is charmcitypuppy.com. If you have been scammed go to http://www.IC3.gov and file a complaint.
    Used zelle to send the pmt file a notice with zelle letting them know their software is being used for criminal activity. They used jvochat.com for chat software to perpetuate the scam if you to were got by chat report to jvochat. I think they may have shut that down. We all need to file. I have. So angry.

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  2. Thanks to you all because I was about to fall for this scam! See what I received below.
    Thanks for your Response.

    We are an exclusive online puppy platform located in Charlotte, NC. All puppies sold are delivered to buyer’s address within 48 hours of purchase. All purchases are covered with a 30 Days 100% Money Back Guarantee. We have an easy return and Refund Policy.  

    We ship puppies using professional pet shipping companies. We work with many shipping companies ranging from established airlines to third party pet handles. Our choice will depend on which of them will have flights to your location at the time of shipping.

    Sparky will fly safely in-cabin with a Delivery agent to meet you. During the flight, the Delivery agent will tend to your puppy’s every need. Immediately we receiving your payment, you will be required to provide us Your Full Names, Home Address and Nearest Airport. As soon as we have that information we will confirm your order, process all required paperwork, have our License veterinarian perform a last-minute routine check-up on your puppy and we book the flight. Once the flight is booked, we will provide you with the flight number, date and time of departure and arrival as well as all info you will require to receive your puppy upon arrival. 

    Please be waiting for your baby at your home address at the given time. Usually, the puppy is available 1 hour after the flight’s arrival time, and a valid ID such as passport or driver’s license is needed to verify the identity of the receiver.

    HOW TO MAKE PAYMENT USING ZELLE PAY

    Send Money With Zelle®

    Currently $499 discount offer is valid for 24 hours only and is subject to availability of puppies. 

    BANKER’S ZELLE PAYMENT INFORMATION.

    ZELLE ADDRESS  : CHARMCITYPAY50@GMAIL.COM

    FIRST NAME          : VERI

    LAST NAME           : BIA

    AMOUNT                : $499

    **All Zelle Payment must be made to email listed above.  In field for purpose of transaction, type “APPROVED”.

    HOW TO SEND MONEY WITH ZELLE

    From your banking app.

    ACCESS ZELLE Get started by enrolling your email or mobile number through your mobile banking app or with the Zelle app.

    From the App store click the link to download https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zelle/id1260755201?mt=8

    From the Play store click the link to download:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zellepay.zelle&hl=en_US

    Enter our email address “CHARMCITYPAY50@GMAIL.COM”

    Enter the amount and send.

    To see how it works click here “www.zellepay.com/how-it-works”

    **Zelle is a new payment method that has been introduced by banks to replace cash deposit which is no longer acceptable with most banks. We recommend Sending payment via Zelle because it is safe, faster and 100% free.

    After making payment, please get back to us with Your Full Names, Home Address and Nearest Airport. So we can start the delivery arrangements for the puppy to be delivered to your home address.

    Thank You.

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  3. Thank you for this website. You saved me $499 and alot of heartache. I was just about to send them my money when I saw the link to this site. I knew finding the perfect puppy at a great price was too good to be true. Now I have to tell my boyfriend we wont have our first fur baby. Its gonna break his heart. Better then breaking our bank account. The information I received from the scammers is a little different then previous comments so I wanted to pass it along.
    Website: charmcitypuppy.com
    Payment only accepted through Zelle.
    Zelle info:
    Email: charmcitypay50@gmail.com
    First Name: Veri
    Last Name: Bia

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  4. I was about to make the big mistake of loosing $499 like, it sound unbelievable when they offer puppies that are between 2,500-5000 I was about to make the payment for a French bulldog first they told me that the puppy was 9 weeks then I assumed that they puppy was going to be delivery until he was going to be 12 weeks ( when it’s the correct time that he would be separated from his mom) then they told me that I was going to receive the puppy in 48 hours I was already thinking how I was going to feed that dog and potty training him only being 9 weeks! But I was searching for them in google and Facebook and I couldn’t find them which was weird for me (because I found the website through Pinterest) then I asked them if I could receive more pictures of the dog and see their Facebook page which they respond to me that the pictures on the website were the most recent! I was so excited because I already bought a puppy from a veterinarian that I already meet but I will get the puppy in December and I was already thinking in the excuse that I was going to told to the veterinarian to get my money back! But please Do not go in these scammers! I’m so glad that I kept searching for them and found these website.

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  5. Used charm city puppies. I lost $799.00. That was bad enough but I just lost a little Shih Tzu who we had for almost 14 years. I was heart broken again when those two little puppies did not arrive.

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  6. I got scammed from these people for $499 thinking I was purchasing a male Chihuahua puppy from Charm City Pupps. I should have known it was too good to be true. Made a bad decision and paid for it.

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  7. Thanks for posting this info. I came real close to making a BAD mistake. We decided to check them out further and you saved us from losing $499. Thanks!

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  8. I played 499 for teacup shih tzu and then I got a message that the eco pet carrier serviceneed 850 more money for a special carrier. I did not have it and I have tried to get ahold of Charm City puppies an ecopet carriers and I have not received any messages from them yet.

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  9. I wish i had investigated further than they have the never to shut me down so i an not ingury any more

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  10. These criminals even went so far as having a Pet Delivery agency send me the following email:

    From: ecopet carriers
    Subject: !!!!!!!!!!!!!! RESERVATION FOR YOUR YORKIE DOGS HOPE AND SOPHIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Date: August 29, 2019 at 12:46:26 PM EDT
    To: barbcampos@earthlink.net

    DEAR CLIENT,
    ACCEPT GREETING FROM OUR ENTIRE STAFF

    WE WRITING TO INFORM YOU THAT MR JAKE MILLER FROM CHARM CITY PUPPS LLC MADE A RESERVATION FOR YOUR YORKIE DOGS HOPE AND SOPHIA. THE DOGS IS CURRENTLY HERE WITH US. ALL FLIGHT FEES HAS BEEN COVERED BY THE SENDER MR JAKE MILLER.

    FLIGHT DETAILS FOR YOUR PUPPY

    Thu, Aug 29
    Spirit Airlines
    3:50 pm — 5:28 pm
    Charlotte (CLT) – Orlando (MCO)
    1h 38m

    Change planes in Orlando (MCO) Long layover
    3h 08m
    Thu, Aug 29
    Spirit Airlines
    8:36 pm — 10:27 pm
    Orlando (MCO) – Denver (DEN)
    3h 51m

    FLIGHT STATUS : ON HOLD

    WE ARE CURRENTLY DOING ROUTINE PAPERWORKS AND HEALTH VERIFICATION. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED FROM YOU AT THIS TIME. WE WILL CONTACT YOU SOON ONCE EVERYTHING CHECKS OUT.
    THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION
    ROCKHOLD WHITEHEAD

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  11. **** WARNING****

    Do NOT use CHARMCITYPUPPS … THEY ARE 100% A PUPPY SCAMMING WEBSITE

    They Following Information is what was sent to me from CHARMCITYPUPPS:

    HOW TO MAKE PAYMENT USING ZELLE PAY

    Send Money With Zelle®

    Go to the App Store for iPhone or click the link to download the Zelle App:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zelle/id1260755201?mt=8

    Go to the Play Store for Samsung or click the link to download:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zellepay.zelle&hl=en_US

    Get started by enrolling your email or mobile number through your mobile banking app or with the Zelle App.
    Enter our email address below.

    OUR BANKER’S ZELLE PAYMENT INFORMATION.

    ZELLE ADDRESS : CHARMCITYPAY40@GMAIL.COM

    FIRST NAME : MAURIN
    LAST NAME : GON
    AMOUNT : $499
    Choose the amount. Enter the amount to send.

    Let me know when you send the payment.
    Thank

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    • Glad I saw this they sent me the same thing. Glad I researched this so I didn’t loose my money!!

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  12. I found their site and was very close to making a purchase. They told me they were in Charlotte,NC. That was close enough for us to drive. When asked if we could see and pay, they replied no, that puppies were only shipped. The terms and all sounded to good. Then I found this web, thank God. Please get this type site deleted, to include the others who scam.

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  13. charmcitypay40@gmail.com is the ZELLE account that they are asking to transfer money to

    Their phone number is 828-827-8599

    Western Union Information is as follows;

    Name: Joachim Bram
    City: Charlotte
    State: North Carolina
    Zip Code: 28105

    Then they ask that you take a picture of the Scan Copy of the receipt and email to them at
    Charmcitypupps@gmail.com

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  14. Do I have any recourse? I paid $799 through ZELLE for (2) puppies and never have heard back from them yet.

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  15. I tried to purchase a puppy, a shih tzu. They wanted me to send the payment thru zelle pay . we had trouble doing that so I asked if I could use western union they said yes so I sent them 499.00. Now I’m finding out it was a scam

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  16. I almost bought a pup from charm city pupps last night. Then I thought their website was to good to be true. I found this website and I said a thank you to God for waiting.
    “We are celebrating our 10th year anniversary. For this reason we are offering a sales discount . The current promotion on our website includes free home delivery. There is no additional charge for home delivery. If purchased while the promo is on, the total you will be paying is $499 per puppy or $799 for two.”
    This was their ad.

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  17. Thank you. I’m so glad I investigated further and found your information. My husband came across their website and has looked at it for a couple days, nearly ready to make a transaction. Whew! I’ll deal with someone that I can see face to face locally (or within driving distance.)

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    • Hi Delinda, yes one thing I always advise is – if you are buying a pet online make sure to videochat at the very least with the breeder and make them physically show you the puppy. Anything that you can physically see the puppy live is always a safe bet!

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      • I had the same thing last year around Christmas. The cost was really too good to believe and I told them that I wanted to see a picture of the dog. They sent one and I was stupid enough to believe them. I sent them 500.00 dollars and after acknowledging the receipt thy then informed me that “Because the puppy was so small, it required a special container according to the airlines and that special container cost 800.00 they said that e 800 in full after the delivery of the dog. I told them that, if they have been selling dogs as long as they claim, that this is not the first time that they should have come across this issue. I also told them that they should pay the additional fee (if any) and honor the sales agreement. Your advertisement clearly states (Free Delivery). Never heard from them again!!! I also said (Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me). I also told them that if I could ever put my hands on them, that they would NEVER scame anyone again!

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  18. Has charm city pupps been found to be a complete scam, or can you legitimately get great puppies from them?

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    • Hi Delinda. All of the websites listed in our directory are 100% non-delivery scams. They are run by West African (or Indian) criminals and they will make you pay for a deposit for a pet that you will later never recieve. The website is fake.

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  19. I went to their website looking for a puppy, and sure enough, everything they said above is true – my spidey sense said to wait until the am to see what was what. Thank you for posting this scam alert, I haven’t lost anything and grateful to the core.

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