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

February 18, 2019
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Individuals who are looking to buy a shihtzu 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 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 shihtzu puppys have a look at Shihtzu Puppy Scams.



This screenshot was taken on February 16, 2019

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Who registered was registered on February 9, 2019 with NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC. .

It was registered using the following details:

Address: 12808 Gran Bay Pkwy West,
United States

These details are correct as of today (February 16, 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
It was registered and 7 days ago on February 9, 2019  and expires February 9, 2020.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started February 9, 2019 and does not plan to be using the website after February 9, 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 NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC..
NETWORK SOLUTIONS, 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 NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.s Terms and Conditions!

To send an abuse report to NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC. 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

9 Responses

  1. He’s now going as Remi West from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The phone number is (412) 388-4849. Scammed me and my fiancé out of more than 600 dollars. There is a special place in hell for people like this. Taking the hard earned money of others by scamming, hell is where they will be located eventually.

  2. We just received a first email through ‘Shih-tzu Home’ in response to us sending our email yesterday (4/20) for more information about their puppies. It was sent from a ‘Hans Akonte & family’ in El Paso, TX.

    We tried searching the name, ‘Hans AKonte’, nothing came up. ‘Shih-Tzu Home’ didn’t come up as breeder search in El Paso. The vet listed didn’t come up either. Did a google search of the photos of the cute Shih-Tzus with 4 of the 8 photos were attached to other breeder adds in different cities/states. We than checked for pet scams, and ran across and we found them. We’re thankful for those who put the word out about the scam. Clearly the person/ people are changing names and a bit of the details. We will not be making anymore contact w/ this person / people.

    We were blessed w/ having a shih tzu furbaby for 16 years. It’s been over a year. It’s starting to feel like a good time to add to our family. It stinks that there are so many scams out there that play on the heart strings, and can empty a bank account. Shame on these scammers. Again, we thank those who have run across this, and shared / spread the word. This is why we are posting this, for others to BEWARE. It didn’t feel quite right. We’re glad we did some research.

    Thanks Y’all! You Rock! Ted & Heather
    Email below:
    Healthy Shih Tzu Puppies
    Sat, Apr 20, 2019 2:02 pm
    shih-tzu home (
    Hello Ted & Heather,
    Thanks for contacting us & for the interest you have in our Shih Tzu Puppies. We very much value your interest in providing a home for a puppy. We had a litter of 12 puppies out of which we just sold 4 and now have 8 Puppies Available as you can see on our website at:
    The puppies available are: Luicy(Female), Jadon(Male), Munai(Female), Minks(Male), Noela(Female), Jons(Male), Ginna(Female) & Rexi(Male).
    Our puppies are raised in our home around kids and other pets, so they’re very friendly and you know early socialization is of paramount importance. We have committed to ensuring that our puppies have the best possible “forever loving” homes, and we take that commitment very serious. Shih Tzu dogs increase your mood dramatically! Humans with dogs recover more quickly from illnesses. I mean, how can you NOT live happily waking up to a smiley face every morning and after work & night?

    I believe you must have read about each puppy on our website. They all Convey impression of intelligence, strength. alert, bold, loyal, dependable, courageous, and they possessed affectionate nature. These attributes should be countenanced by the expression. They are very gentle and easy to train. We have been breeding puppies for over 15 years and really have much experience in the field as we have even taken some lessons, read books and gone through trainings.
    We breed Shih Tzu out of passion and for the sake of humanity, so we do NOT sell these puppies to make money for the family, rather we seek for families that are willing to share a loving and caring home with a dog. We regard these puppies as family members, that’s why we are giving them out at a very affordable price in order to make sure they go into the best homes because a “loving and caring” home matters much more to us than the money.

    However, we are giving each puppy out for $550 depending on your location, and we really hope you like one of the available puppies on our webpage. We are located in El Paso,TX and we accept local pick ups if you are located within a driving distance of less than 4 hours. We also provide shipping and home delivery within USA for extra $98.
    So please just reply us back with answers to the following questions:
    -Where you are located……?
    -Which of the Available Puppies are you interested in….?
    -Have you ever owned a puppy before…..?
    -Are you able to come pick up the puppy or will you prefer us to Ship….?
    Please also get back to us with your cell number so we can call you, or you can also call/text us at (915) 400-6963
    Thanks and waiting..
    Hans Akonte & family

  3. Today, I almost lost $1,296 US with the scammers 😡
    Addresses and phone numbers below.
    ‭+1 (915) 400-6963‬
    ‭+44 7876 200071‬ They even called me from UK.
    I asked them for a picture of his ID and they sent me a fake ID. Their names are Larpa Thompson and Pires Brown.

  4. We just about went through with purchasing a Shih Tzu through and started looking into search engines etc, and found this. Our guts were telling us that this isnt right and we sent him NOTHING as far as our home address, monies ect….He goes by the name Mike Asong out of El Paso Tx and his Email is Watch out for this website and this guy!! His phone # is 1-915-400-6963


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