If someone's advertising a bargain on a purebred pet, it's probably a scam. If they are linked to then it IS a scam.

May 9, 2019
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*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

Individuals who are looking to buy a maltese puppy online are being targeted by scammers. These criminals have created a website called in order to look legitimate.
They post adverts on community websites advertising puppys.

After you contact the scammers about the puppy, the scammers state that the puppy needs to be transferred to their area and that requires an upfront payment. The prefered payment system is Moneygram, Western Union or Walmart to Walmart but they will accept any form of payment including bitcoin, iTunes vounchers or bank transfer.
Do not think that you can trace them if they use bank transfer as they will often use a “mule” who is not aware they are part of a scam.The down payment is then sent via wire transfer. The scammers then ignore your calls and emails or will contact you and tell you that something else has come up and they need further payment for the delivery of the puppy.


These criminals are happy for you to give them your Credit Card details which they will later use to empty your account. Of course once you have given them your credit card details they will demand that you pay by wire transfer! will claim to deliver the puppy using a Scam 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 maltese puppys have a look at Maltese Puppy Scams.



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Who registered was registered on April 16, 2019 with NameCheap, Inc. .

It was registered using the following details:


These details are correct as of today (May 8, 2019) but the name and address could possibly belong to an innocent third party if the domain was registered using a stolen credit card. was registered using the email address [NOT KNOWN].
It was registered on April 16, 2019  and expires April 16, 2020.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started April 16, 2019 and does not plan to be using the website after April 16, 2020 as it has only a registration.

Would you trust these people enough to pay them money?

How can I shut down down a website? was registered with the domain registrar NameCheap, Inc..
NameCheap, Inc. 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 NameCheap, Inc.s Terms and Conditions!

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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

20 Responses

  1. Wow. So grateful for this site. Was falling for it then like all of you had a gut feeling. When I discovered an identical picture of one of their dogs with another random dog on sale on Craigslist in Georgia I realized it must be a scam. Then I found this site. It’s so good though! Tons of details about their schedule and written well. And so many pictures with the family! It’s so sad but really how are these people still in business!

  2. Scam for sure! Tried to purchase MAGO. Emails from Bernitra Smith 432-305-1330 in Texas. Don’t purchase from here.

  3. Almost scammed too. We were really excited about the puppies but the pictures looked a little too good to be true and of course the price. We got the e-mail from Bernitra Smith cell number 432-305-1330. When we got the e-mail and text message, we paused and decided to double check the name and sure enough this site came up. Very disappointed but so grateful for this site and everyone who has posted their experience. Really sorry to hear about those who were robbed, these people will get what’s coming to them, Karma! I hope they get caught.

  4. 432-223-0579 was the phone number used to scam me. Would not call me or provide an address. Unfortunately, I found all this out after sending $850.00. Then they wanted $930 more to ship the dog to me. It was after I refused to send the money that I did additional research and found this site. Called this Midland TX police and they said that it is a scam and they get calls about it all the time.

  5. Giant scam almost fell for it today trying to buy VIGO. They are going by BERNITRA SMITH now email Cell phone 432 223-0579 .Gut was telling me too good the whole time but Thank god my bank is not tied with Zelle or I’d be out $1200

  6. Well I gat scammed as well. The name of the person that emailed me is Tyanna Townsend and she gave the email address as and I have telephone a number of 432-223-0579. I paid $820 through Zelle and then they disappeared.

  7. My granddaughter almost sent Tyanna Townsend $850 until I found this website. I thought it was too good to be true! Thank you!

    • OMG, I was going to send $820.00 today for Aria. I kept doing a bit more research and decided to Google Tyanna Townsend. When I Googled her name this website came up. I was a bit leery in the beginning. I asked her to call me and she would only text or email. WOW, is all I have to say, especially during this COVID-19 crisis. I wanted a puppy for my grandchildren since they won’t be in school until September. Karma will find Tyanna for sure.

  8. I did not purchase a dog from this site because I asked Google if they were scammers and then found this site. Tyanna Townsend is who contacted me. Thank you for all of your comments and preventing me from falling victim to their abuses. I’m sorry that this happened to so many nice people. Buyer beware! If it’s a big discount (especially if it includes shipping) it’s a warning sign. Good luck!


  9. I too fell victim to this scam. Reported to FTC and contacted Western Union to lodge a complaint. They said they would not allow any further transactions to Tyanna Townsend. But I know it’s just a matter of a name change and email change and they are back in business. We even googled address and it was a house listed for sale in Midland Texas. We contacted Midland Police and they also suggested we contact FTC. I contacted PetScams a couple days ago but made a mistake of using instead of This email alone should have triggered me but I fell in love with a puppy and I had blinders on. It’s sad that vulnerable people are preyed upon and there really is no justice for these scammers. Lesson learned. Heart broken. $ lost.

  10. Gerald. I communicated with this site this week and saw some flags that it could be a scam, what a great web site tho ,and the same puppies were available as they were two weeks ago, price was a question that including shipping of $820 or a Nanny would deliver for $250 additional. I had a friend look at the site and she said this looks like a scam and kept saying I think this is a scam. I called the BBB in Midland and was told they had some bad reports, then I called the Police Dept in Midland and they said there had heard of some problems and suggested I call the FTC and gave me their telephone #. The name of the person that emailed me is Tyanna Townsend and she gave the email address as and I have telephone a number of 432-200-9996. Why are they still in business with the above comments from May til October 2019, Thank God that they did not get my money. I called them and said I had talked to the BBB and they hung up. Please get these people shut down.

  11. This website is a complete scam. Don’t send them any money. You will never receive a dog and they will just ask for more money.

    Complete scam.

    Midland, Texas
    Email used:
    Phone number:
    Erick Obregon
    I asked why do I have to wait 48 hours. He responded that since I lived in Texas I can get her in 24 hours. I asked if I could go see Bety before I made the purchase, since I live 45 minutes away from Midland. He never responded back.


  14. (432)389-0131 is the phone number used to send separate messages regarding the Maltipoo I was interested in.

  15. Do you not have anything to do with this website!!! This is a scam of the biggest degree. They posted this elaborate website with all this information pages and pages, get your money through cash app, and that’s the last you’ll hear from them. You have no recourse. Don’t do it. I feel like an idiot.


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