Athleticpals.com

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

January 13, 2019
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Who are Athleticpals.com?

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http://Athleticpals.com, www.Athleticpals.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

Athleticpals.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 “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 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.

Athleticpals.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 Athleticpals.com?


Athleticpals.com was registered on January 8, 2019 with DYNADOT LLC .

It was registered using the following details:

Name: Super Privacy Service LTD c/o Dynadot (athleticpals.com@superprivacyservice.com)
Address: PO Box 701,
San Mateo,
California,
94401,
United States

These details are correct as of today (January 12, 2019) but the name and address could possibly belong to an innocent third party if the domain was registered using a stolen credit card.
Athleticpals.com was registered using the email address athleticpals.com@superprivacyservice.com.
It was registered and 4 days ago on January 8, 2019  and expires January 8, 2020.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started January 8, 2019 and does not plan to be using the website after January 8, 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?

Athleticpals.com was registered with the domain registrar DYNADOT LLC.
DYNADOT 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 DYNADOT LLCs Terms and Conditions!

To send an abuse report to DYNADOT LLC please click the red button below and complete the email to help shut down Athleticpals.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

20 Responses

  1. http://www.claupapillonpuppies.com
    Ok Folks here is another web site I will almost bet are the same people, the prices for all these dogs is the same and far far below market price $500 and yes free shipping!!!!!! How about that for a deal! Champions also. Below is part of one of there great referrals from a previous phony customer. This makes no sense, 8 people ask if there Beagle puppy is a Clau Papillon puppy, I think most people would know the difference between a Beagle and a Papillon pup. Yeks sorry to keep bringing stuff to this site, but at every corner I look these same people come up, they are using the Wix web hosting so you will see a W on your search engine, when you see that run! Wix tells me I have not provided enough information to shut them down, I will keep reporting them!

    He retrieves my shoes and the leash. I have been asked eight times if my beagle Puppy is a “Clau Papillon Puppies” and I proudly smile and say absolutely.

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  2. The champboxer.wix web site just went down today using the furbabies01@verizonmaili.com, but I found a web site cherishpupish.com that has almost all the same characteristics as the champweb site, all the dogs are $650 and the refer to boxers being sold but no pictures, if you read the referrals you will see that they slip up on correct grammar and make very strange comments that normal pet owners would not make. In one testimonial the calls the dog they adopted 3 different names. Please everyone be careful!! There are a million scammers, call the AKC, ask for references, call your local dog clubs, go see the puppies, and clearly watch for any little mistake the site makes this is a huge red flag!!

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  3. Hi thank you for this posting about the email address. I was hesitant to give any information to furbabies01@verisonmaili.com, but I want information on a boxer puppy! They only gave me some of the same pictures that were on their website. They did not answer any questions that I ask. They said they are Bristol, Rhode Island. 600.00 for a Euro Boxer that is AKC. Hummm sounds to good to be true? Yep.
    I can’t say if they are a scam but I will not be having anymore contact with them. I truly hope this comment helps shut down this website.

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    • Just got done making contact with them got the same run around I reported them to the web site host and will report them to every agency I can think of. On the first email from them I thought it was funny they did not address me by name. Then they wanted a lot of info from me to approve me, so I sent them nothing but that I would like to come visit the puppies first and pay cash no shipping, then they said after my positive email they have approved me to ship a puppy still did not address me by name and if you read the emails there are some strange grammar mistakes. Everyone be aware this is a scam!!!!!

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    • NEVER NEVER USE ZELLE TO SEND MONEY TO SOMEONE YOU DO NOT KNOW. THERE IS NO FRAUD PROTECTION FOR ZELLE IF YOU INITIATE THE TRANSFER!!!!!!! NOTHING NADA YOU ARE OUT THE MONEY!!

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  4. It is amazing how many scams there are. After this, when I saw other questionable sites or postings, I asked if we could do a virtual meeting so I could “meet” the pet and each time they could decline for some reason. They have plenty of pictures and even videos to share but can’t do any kind of virtual face interaction.

    I was glad I found a boxer puppy thru a rescue group. And they wanted to meet me before I could adopt. 😀

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    • The website clownishpals.com is only ONE month old. It is offering a huge discount for very exclusive pets. It sounds “too good to be true”!
      Why do you think that this “experienced and ethical Boxer Breeder” of 35 years has just gotten around to building a website?
      Why do you think they have ZERO information on their location?
      To be clear, this is a very scammy scam!
      clownishpals.com will be on our website as soon as possible.

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      • Thank you Paul. I didn’t know how to check how long the website has been around.

        I thought it was too good to be true which is I googled the email address they gave me and found this.

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  5. Here’s an email they used with me and a website logo called “luxurious babies”

    furbabies01@verizonmaili.com

    My recommendation is to copy and paste the subject line for the email they send you into google. I found the actual listing for the dog I wanted in Florida, even though these people claim to be in Tulsa.

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