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June 21, 2019
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Who are

Royal Dachshund Puppies Home

Royal Dachshund Puppies Home,,

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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 are advertising puppys for sale online. They use stolen credit cards and invent identities to defraud people shopping for a dachshund 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 “Scam 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 dachshund 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. 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 dachshund puppys have a look at Dachshund Puppy Scams.



This screenshot was taken on June 13, 2019

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Who registered was registered on May 27, 2019 with NAMECHEAP INC .

It was registered using the following details:

Name:WhoisGuard Protected ([email protected])
Address:P.O. Box 0823-03411,

These details are correct as of today (June 13, 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 [email protected].
It was registered 17 days ago. on May 27, 2019  and expires May 27, 2020.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started May 27, 2019 and does not plan to be using the website after May 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? 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 INCs Terms and Conditions!

To send an abuse report to NAMECHEAP INC please click the red button below and complete the email to help shut down!

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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

23 Responses

  1. Well, still happening, Very similar of what is being said in the comments. Same Duluth, MN address but my individual goes by Rodney Amundsen , [email protected] 1-956-332-1884 and where this all started for me was at the site. So sad, asked me the basic questions, then emailed me the contract – two separate attachments. I was still so hesitant that I kept searching for possible fraud. Rodney asked me what site I saw this concerning information on and I stated several, asked for additional information to check out their business including would like to facetime to see their facility and looking for more information on the parents of the dog “Zoey” that I was interested in and now have had no response! So sad!

  2. I am so sorry. My home is being used in this scam. I have had people that have paid hundreds of dollars and driven several states only to find… THERE ARE NO PUPPIES HERE! Please spread the word and don’t give anyone ANY money…

    • Hi Chris, we come across many people who’s homes are being used for this. You can map the home address as “” if you like, it may help.

  3. I confirm royal dachshunds is a complete scam. Luckily I have a smart husband who alerted me . The address where they are raised/ adopted from in TX does not exist! When they finally did call me back with reasonable questions, the call was routed from Panama. We could barely understand him. He got pissy with my husband when he called the scam. Thank god we did not give him any money!! I am so sorry for all that lost a good deal of money, and no pup. Shame on this “scam”!!!

  4. I almost got scammed for a puppy today! I asked to do FaceTime and this is the response. I feel bad that I gave them my name and address! Thank God I didn’t give any money.

    The scam response to my FaceTime /Zoom request.

    Hi Dear, my regards to your husband.
    I really got a very busy weekend trying to do some delivery and attending to inquiries.
    I am presently at my vet updating some papers and it's also rather unfortunate that I use an Android phone so i will have to make out time to put all these together before being able to connect with you on video.
    However, Chloe is perfectly fine and fast learning puppy that will adapt to any comfortable environment.

  5. Omg, I have been emailing them about a dachshund named Cash. We were all set to send money. Thank you so much for informing us of the scam!
    How can they still be up and running?

  6. I was also scammed! I sent money via Venmo. Has anyone who sent money been able to get their money back? I filed a claim with my bank but it’s a process so just wanted to know if anyone has had any luck getting refund! So upsetting!
    Thank you!

  7. Someone in a Facebook group is saying they are using a new website.
    Same scammers though.

    Here’s the post from the group.
    “I’m so heartbroken right now. This sweet baby was supposed to be delivered today. The airport in Minnesota will not let her board the plane unless I rent a crate for $1315. I don’t have that kind of money after paying for her fees. I even left work early this morning in anticipation. Noone told me all this before hand. I’ve tried contacting the Breeder and no response. I’m so torn right now. This stupid Corona virus is ruining everything. Now I’m out $800 and no puppy.”

  8. I have now reported them to both and to the FTC. Thanks for providing information about how to best report scams.

  9. They tried to scam me as well. It was apparent when Richardson Howard wouldn’t schedule a video call to get a closer look at the puppy. I also noticed that the location of the puppies appeared to be in Missouri, but when I heard back from them (via email), the address was listed as Duluth, MN. I looked up a photo of the house. Definitely not a place where a kennel would be permitted.

    I have already submitted an abuse report to (although I highly doubt they will do anything about it). Amazing that these scammers can stay up and running so long.

    Here is the exact note (2nd reply) from Richardson Howard. Like someone said earlier, very scripted.


    Hello Bryan,
    Thanks for your interest in Bailey our lovely baby girl
    Bailey is available now and ready for a new home.

    I might not be having time to make all the video calls been required by potential buyers but i could share some extra photos and also advice you do a pickup of puppy.

    At our breeding home, we aim to establish an environment where dachshund lovers can affordably, easily and safely purchase a healthy puppy online. Before giving out a puppy, we make sure the new owners are most importantly, living in a pet-friendly environment with someone always available to look after them.

    Bailey gets along well with other dogs, cats and people and she will be a great companion and emotional support dog.
    She becomes very sensitive to the needs and feelings of her owner. She is a very adaptable dog and easy to train.

    Details about Bailey

    Date of birth: 04/13/2020
    Variety: Miniature long haired
    Color: Black Tan
    Gender: Female
    Weight: 7 lbs
    AKC: Registered

    That said, If you have decided to continue with this purchase, then we will have to move on with preparing some necessary documents before we start delivery arrangements.
    As for paper work, we will have to get the sales and transfer of ownership agreement reviewed and signed by both parties (That is, the buyer and seller). When this is done, we will be looking forward to payments and final delivery preparations or pickup.

    For the paperwork, you need to provide some information and we’ll send you the required documents. You need to at-least sign the documents and resend to us for confirmation.
    The information required includes;
    Full Name.
    PH Number.
    House address.
    Postal code.
    Nearest airport.

    Let me know at your earliest convenience.

    Best regards.
    Richardson Howard.

    4105 Gladstone Street Duluth, MN 20230 – United States of America
    T: +1 218 409 6017 E: [email protected] W:

    Disclaimer: Mind the “environment” where you open, read or print this email as dachshund royalty home, its agents or their affiliated take no responsibility for losses resulting from customers mishandling of emails. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you must not use, print, copy, store, forward, or disclose it or act in reliance of the contents. Please destroy all copies of the message and any associated files and notify the sender immediately that you have received it in error. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Most definitely a scammer.

  10. OMG! I was about to pay them and thought why don’t I just look it real quick. Thank you for saving me so much time and effort. The only thing that made me wonder was the fact their emails kept going to my junk folder!

  11. I have also been exchanging email with “Richardson Howard”. I asked for pictures just because I was anxious to see the puppy. They also sent me a video of what was going to be my dog but the dog looked different. It was darker. Their emails looked a little weird but I thought it was my phone not displaying it properly. Following info was included in their email:
    Dachshund Royalty
    4105 Gladstone Street Duluth, MN 20230 – United States of America
    T: +12184096017
    E: [email protected]

  12. This place is still up and running as a scam. Almost fell for it but when they asked to be paid in walmart gift cards, i thought wait a minute…who does that.

  13. The same scam is being done at the website dachshund — same names and numbers. The link to their website in the email they sent my wife bounced, so I typed in the actual hyperlink url and it was registered one day before

  14. They just got me to give them $700, then called me the next day as a shipping company asking for $1500 for shipping costs. Unbelievable!

  15. I also inquired about a puppy and parents. Was told parents not on site. When I asked for past buyers I was given and address from California but the phone number from the website. REDFLAG!!!! SCAMMERS!!!!!

  16. Same here, almost fell for it also. Something made me do some research and found this page. Thank you…thank you…..thank you!!!!!!!!!!

  17. I have been exchanging emails with a “Richardson Howard” and almost fell for the scam until a red flag popped up. When I asked for a picture of the Dam, they provided a generic photo taken from the internet of a Chocolate and Tan dapple puppy. Their answers to my questions felt scripted as well.

    The information listed on the email is below:

    4105 Gladstone Street
    Duluth, MN 20230
    United States of America

    T: +1 218 210 0602
    E: [email protected]


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