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

July 26, 2019
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Who are Teacupmate.com?

Tea Cup Mate

Tea Cup Mate, http://Teacupmate.com, www.Teacupmate.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 yorkshire terrier puppy online are being targeted by scammers. These criminals have created a website called Teacupmate.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!

Teacupmate.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 yorkshire terrier puppys have a look at Yorkshire Terrier Puppy Scams.



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Who registered Teacupmate.com?

Teacupmate.com was registered on July 17, 2019 with NameCheap, Inc. .

It was registered using the following details:

Address: FALSE

These details are correct as of today (July 26, 2019) but the name and address could possibly belong to an innocent third party if the domain was registered using a stolen credit card.
Teacupmate.com was registered using the email address EMAIL ADDRESS NOT KNOWN.
It was registered 9 days ago. on July 17, 2019  and expires July 17, 2020.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started July 17, 2019 and does not plan to be using the website after July 17, 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?

Teacupmate.com 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!

To send an abuse report to NameCheap, Inc. please click the red button below and complete the email to help shut down Teacupmate.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

8 Responses

  1. My mother just got scammed by someone by the name of Larry. Did you got to the bottom of your scam?

  2. We were so excited we found a puppy. It was Echo. Price $499. It took several days of calling, emailing and even sent text till we received an answer. Was ready to send money, but my husband felt sceptical. He told me to check into this and I did. Again pay through Zelle. Receiver name is Tresor Latin. Receivers email is Hilltops987@gmail.com. Not going to get puppy. Glad we checked it out though. Why do people have to do this?

  3. I am a 16 year old girl from California. I was very excited to get my new pet as I saved every day for it. Sadly, the day that I was suppose to get my puppy, there is “bad air condition” and I have to pay an additional $1200 fee for a puppy special crate although they claim to take charge of “safe free delivery”. Me, being the 16 year old I am, knew I do not have that kind of money. I asked if there is another way to pay or if I can pay at a different time and the person told me that they need the money instantly or I will be charge for “pet abandonment”. After that, the person did not reply to any of my calls or messages and had very poor communication with me. A day later, they texted me and said they filed a court against me for pet abandonment on the 28th of August, although i never said I didn’t want the pet nor I’m leaving it. May our almighty God art justice for everyone here who got scammed along with me.

  4. I just bought two puppies they scammed me for 2500.00 They said he wasn’t a scammer then wanted me to give him 450.00 for insurance for to have flying insurance for puppies . I have all times of papers they sent me . Zelle is what I sent them money on . Buyer be ware .

  5. They are scammers. They took a friend of mine for $2400. First they said $600 per puppy. Then it was $600 more for crates. Then days later it was an additional $400 for insurance. These puppies were supposed to be flown in to OH today and they never arrived and the # she was given… they’re no longer answering. 1-920-349-2213.

    • Ask them to take a video with their camera phone. On the video they need to have a piece of paper with your name and phone number as the buyer and their name, email address, and phone number as the seller.
      Now all they need to do is to take a video of the puppy you are interested in with the paper in the background.
      Please feel free to post their excuses here.


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