Certified kennel, AKC registered, pedigree, health certified? None of the above. Westernempiremastiffs.com is just nother pet scam.

February 1, 2019
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Who are Westernempiremastiffs.com?

Western Empire Mastiffs – Mastiffs For Sell

http://Westernempiremastiffs.com, www.Westernempiremastiffs.com

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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 tibetan mastiff puppy online are being targeted by scammers. These criminals have created a website called Westernempiremastiffs.com 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!

Westernempiremastiffs.com 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 tibetan mastiff puppys have a look at Tibetan Mastiff Puppy Scams.



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Who registered Westernempiremastiffs.com?

Westernempiremastiffs.com was registered on December 22, 2018 with PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com .

It was registered using the following details:

Name:Levi K Dixon ([email protected])
Address:2222 North Bend River Road,
United States

These details are correct as of today (January 30, 2019) but the name and address could possibly belong to an innocent third party if the domain was registered using a stolen credit card.
Westernempiremastiffs.com was registered using the email address [email protected].
It was registered 1 month and 8 days ago on December 22, 2018  and expires December 22, 2019.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started December 22, 2018 and does not plan to be using the website after December 22, 2019 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?

Westernempiremastiffs.com was registered with the domain registrar PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com.
PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com 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 PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.coms Terms and Conditions!

To send an abuse report to PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com please click the red button below and complete the email to help shut down Westernempiremastiffs.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

5 Responses

  1. Got scammed my Paul Kennerson. Westernempiremastiffs.com

    #1 Google search
    #1 scam site.

    They cannot send tagged photos of puppers. Do not trust.

  2. I’ve been spending time trying to turn them in along with waterstone mastiff same run around. To find they have been noticed as scammers. It’s very unfortunate that they have not been busted punished taken off internet. Ect. So very sad

  3. I found western empire bullmastiff website online. These people are incredibly smart scammers. I was just about to send the money for a French bullmastiff through the cash app. I just got a strang feeling when it would not let me add a debit card only a credit card. I decided to do more research. I found this website. They claimed I had until June the 30th before I would have to pay 380 dollars for shipping by a plane. They told me since my payment would not go through just to go get a Walmart giftcard and give them the numbers. This didn’t seem right coming from a kennel. On my first email they told me they were located in California next they told me they were in McAllen, Texas. They sent me a application to file out and a contract to sign. I did sign and returned it. I thought they would have to approve it. Right after submitting it they wanted a payment. I am glad I did research.

  4. Do not do business with Western Empire Mastiff! We’ve been emailing all day (5/28/19) for the purchase of a puppy. Everything seemed too good to be true and it definitely was when we got to the payment method. They only wanted to receive payment from money orders, gift card Venmo or cash app. Which of course are all payment methods which are incredibly risky since they are are direct payments and cannot be disputed or traced. The correspondence got strange once I insisted that we use a secure payment method by them insisting they were “godly and good people”. BUYER BEWARE!

  5. I almost got scammed by these people. They try to rush the transaction by saying free shipping is only available for a day more. I figured it out when I realized they didn’t want to talk on the phone and I couldn’t get proper photos of the dog I was Interested in.


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