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    1. They also caught me with the same scam. Paid for the puppy and then they want me to pay extra for a ventilated crate. I fell for it.
      Why can’t the police do something about this people? They have phone numbers and email addresses, it can’t be that difficult to locate them.

      • Exactly the money mules they used to keep the money being sent to them is what kills me. Not even the shippers had a debit or credit card machine. They used Venmo. I contacted the FBI and the SSI took my statement. I tired of people stealing hardworking peoples money.

      • Almost fell for it but started researching. For some reason, I also cannot submit my report on this website? It keeps telling me that I have “errors” yet when I go back I cannot find any.
        I contacted this “seller” in regard to a puppy. Immediately the person was telling me that the dogs were still available and they could take a deposit and schedule for me to come to see the pups since I live less than 3 hours away. I asked about hours of availability which they told me and then began to tell me that they accepted wire, Zelle, cash app, and Paypal and then asked if I could put a deposit down that day. I was then sent photos of these pups. A conversation ensued in which the person was a bit pushy about the deposit and how it could be paid because I wanted to use a credit card. They pushed a bit for a Vanilla Visa card which I thought was a bit strange that if they accepted that, then why not a Visa Credit Card from a reputable bank (Barclays or CitiBank)? I also thought it very strange that they would want a deposit (of more than half!) from me the day before I wanted to schedule to come to see the pups and that if I did want a delivery it was an extremely low amount. I began doing research and matching photos only to discover that several of the photos from the website were of puppies taken off of other websites, one being from 2016! The person’s contact info was for Micah Joy Daguinotas. Routing number 026073008 (Community Federal Savings Bank) and the account number of 8311545870. When stating I would just Zelle money then the person’s name turned into Jeffrey Stapleton @ I also looked up their apparent address of 11540 Chamberlaine Way, Adelanto, CA. The email address they were using for the website is Phone number of 559-481-4320.
        One of the photos of a puppy that they claimed after just a few hours was the only female left was taken next to a pool and the home at this address is kind of run down with no pool in the backyard according to Zillow and google earth.

    2. , Royal Bassets on Facebook and Adorable Bassethound puppies for sale on Facebook are all scammers! Beware. They will send you pictures and videos. And also tell you several different locations they are in if you have others send a request. They only want to deal online.

    3. Avoid
      Total scam, didn’t lose any money, bad website, spelling errors

      • So this person got me. I always bring home strays. A couple of months ago I started researching small teacup mini schnauzer Pomeranian and yorkies. 3 hours going through messages back and forth. They said they were 2 hrs from me deposit of $150. I said I don’t have those cash apps. Just grab a gift card. Ok. CVS was closed so we headed to city 2 hrs away. Got there stopped at cvs got the card. Sent copy of card then they wanted the receipt. I asked for their address which I got. Headed that way nope they have no yorkies for sale. Luckily since my husband said a couple of times it sounded “scammy”. We rushed back to cvs and got lucky she let us exchange 1 card for another. I didn’t give up talked to 17 different puppy people asking better questions getting videos all the things. They had3 website for the same dogs. They all want to know where you are (state). They always just far enough away most people don’t want to make a long drive. I would give them the wrong state cities. I even said I’m in Texas they were in Texas. What city Boise. In Tx they say yep. Same things just a couple of changes. Please beware. I have been so angry and hurt I am still without a puppy and have been messaged another 3 times. I just want a reasonably priced pup. $$1200- $4300 for a pup is insane. I can’t won’t. I support people wanting bloodlines and all but we’ll you know. Please beware and stay away from the puppy spot no help

      •, and any other webpage under the domain registered with this address and phone IS A SCAM!!!
        Street:Kalkofnsvegur 2
        State:Capital Region
        Postal Code:101

        Almost fell for the trap but spider senses kicked in once they told me that the forms of pay were CashApp, Zelle or Bitcoin! Then I did the research I should’ve done before I even contacted them. I had sent an application on their webpage, they wrote me an email ( with some questions, and then asked for my WhatsApp, which I made the mistake of providing. They sent me a text (+1 510 2000965) under an alias of Mary Benner and communication was now via WhatsApp. Stopped texting once I did my research.

        It’s truly sickening what these people do; and can only hope karma slaps the %$$&&# out of all of them! Whois any webpage you visit, scam screen them on specialized webpages, and do extensive research online to avoid these scumbags.

      • A scam site. I was not scammed but others reported it. I happen to be reading it and I could tell it was an obvious fake. People be aware no real breeder is going to have a fake looking site like this. They will have a phone number to contact, a location, and will talk to you on the phone. You will go to visit puppies and kittens probably after you have placed a holding fee on a litter. pictures will be posted of the puppies or kittens when they are very young at first. You will pick your puppy your kitten- first you have to visit with the breeder or talk with them on the phone and answer a lot of questions about your situation. There will be vet checks, may be a home check and so on. For a good breeder they will have Pedigree and registration papers listed on their website p- associations, many good reviews and years of experience. they will tell you their name and location on the website and stipulate all of their requirements . Please do not fall for all of these scams. A Cavalier puppy is not going to be sold for $400 that should be the first red flag and the fact that the website is obviously a fake. Pictures of the parents of a litter will be posted in advance as well as their pedigree. Health testing, vaccines and spay neuter will be done. There is often a waiting list for puppies and kittens. Real photos of actual kittens. I picked my Siamese boy form a pic when he was 2 weeks old. I visited the breeders home for two hours before he was even born and put a down payment for a kitten after that.

    4. cavoodles and poodles from Helen . she has has a site with her family and friends .and how her grand daughter helps her . it really makes me sick . then she went as far to have a partner in shipping ,The Door to Door Guru’s .these people don,t care how far they go not to make a honest living .she is from Nebraska from what i have found out . and her friend is to.

    5. Do not use As I read through these comments so many things are similar with what we went through. We lost our 12 year old Maltichon 5 weeks ago. It was quick and we were devastated when we had to put her down. Our other Maltese was mourning as well. We decided to get a Maltese puppy. I found this scammers website. It looked very professional and they had plenty to choose from. We sent them $800 through Venmo and only heard from them again one time only. They’re still showing Nina available. There’s a special place in hell for these people.

      • Do not buy a puppy from Home Raised Bernedoodles out of Tucson, Arizona. They have a very nice website with pictures and their home looks very nice. I’m sure they stole these pictures from another site. They also sent videos!

    6. I send 3 thousand dollars for a boarder collie puppy and did not receive my puppy , they keep telling me they need more money for transportation and delivery. these people scam me all this money, they should be dead.
      DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THE WEBSITE Johnathan , they are pet scammers.

      • that,s what happen to me and my husband , i cant beleave they get away with it .and they are still asking for more . i told them i wanted my money back ,then they didn’t know what i was talking about .

    7. This person is very angry and rude when you ask to pay via credit card. He’s located in Austin but ships the pup from Tulsa.
      Just seems all wrong.

    8. Very insistent on me going to Walgreens or CVS to buy 2 American Express gift cards, that aren’t guaranteed

      • Same I have 800 Mastercard prepaid then delivery service wanted 1600 for air conditioned crate I’m devistated prob same person who scammed me

    9. I am devastated to say the least….I bought a puppy from Miami craiglist, first redflag, this poor puppy looked happy and healthy and sweet and within 2 days she is very sick I take her into the vet and she is diagnosed with parvo. Vet said she has a 50-50 shot of survival i have already bonded with her and am broken hearted. The guy was a scam after research there are several post of same picture different phone numbers/ Its actually a ring of people doing this please buyer beware

      • scammed by Home of teacup puppies paid 350$ deposit then asked for935$extra insurance because of teacup was considered Fragile starting price was 550$ total with lots of extras included beware they are very cleaver reeling you into their scheme

        • Do you have their website or email. I think this might be the second scammer I crossed fro Texas I’m out 800.00. Refused to pay the insurance for the puppy to fly. I knew the puppy was insured on the flight the carrier has to ensure all passengers. Shipping was 150.00. That should have covered everything. The puppy made it to Arkansas when they decided they needed to charge for the insurance

    10. ********Scammed in golden doodles family Facebook group **** Lynn Cindy Gomez, Tracy Bello, Linda Cross, Cynthia Morlean,

      https://www. Caitlynn Nicole Franklin, Alex Maddison Holton, Eunice Ash , Destiny Zoe Greene , Armonte Tolbert – Zelle account

      “Lynn Cindy Gomez”-messages
      She is 5months old ,
      Potty trained ,
      USTD on shots ,
      She get along with other animals at home and also kids she is very playful friendly and smart too,

      We are actually in a financial crisis my husband business is down and am a house wife and bills are pilling up am trying to get a job and it’s not easy so we just feel getting good home is the right thing for moon,

      Do you have any kids at home
      How long will she be left alone at home when you are at work and do you have other pet what vet do you use currently,

      I juts hope you can send me pictures of her from time to time so I can show my daughter,

      We can meet at 4 but you will have to make a deposit so we can hold her up for you and transfer her ownership documents to your name and the balance can be paid when you pick up in person,

      Madam I will never try to scam anyone if that what you are insinuating I can take a picture with her now and also mak a video of her we just want the best home for moon nothing else,

      You can also message the admin of this site and ask about me if you want,

      Well madam my husband said we can’t do a deposit of $100 to hold her that the best we can do is $200 so we hold her and also transfer her ownership documents to your name and the balance can be paid when you pick up in person I try talking to him I hope you understand me,

      Lynn Cindy Gomez: Golden doodles Family

      (409) 276-7125 (google phone number)

      will send along vet/health records &
      chip information &
      ownership documents &
      food & crate

      need to know potty command

      She got $100 deposit and there is $600 cash to give on pick up

      7452 Bullseye Dr, Canal Winchester, OH 43110 – address given

    11. Beware of for rag doll kittens. I paid them, and didn’t receive a kitten. They are frauds.

    12. scammed me. I lost 600$. They requested for additional 950$ for the travel insurance and I did not pay for it. No one cares. I reported to bank, IC3, FTC, Humane Society, local PD. None followed up with me or did anything to ensure me that they are at least working on the case. There is no way to get back my money. Some might say the money is not an issue. Just take down these scammers. But for me, money matters too. I needed this money and pet for my mental issue. Now my condition is even worse. is their fake shipper!

      • I was scammed by the same people I believe using skycloud shippers It was deans golden retrievers homes I tried to research but nothing came up. I hope they get caught. I lost 710.00 i paid 110 for delivery from airport to home. Sounds like the same outfit.

      • I totally agree with this. I’m a single mum that was trying to buy a puppy for my son. Now I’m down $1500- money I really couldn’t afford to lose. There should be harsher penalties for these people!

    13. I just got scammed. Please be aware of this website. They are pretending to sell maltipoo puppies. The person was asking for money right away. Name they gave me was; name of the person was Christel Trujillo. Phone number is this: +1 (307) 296-1101. Be aware of this site and person please!!! They scammed me of $600 via Zelle.

      • I was scammed from the same person, but was supposed to get 2 puppies. So lost more money. What scumbags these people are.

        • Another Maltipoo scammer:

          Got scammed $900 via Zelle. Scammer (Anthony Cassell Khan) claims to sell Maltipoos and says he is an AKC Breeder of Merit. He requested Zelle, which we paid in two installments of $450 each. He also emailed a “purchasing agreement” that listed details of the payment and delivery. After final payment, he promised delivery and gave us an ETA of when the puppy would be delivered. Once he was late, we called him for an update. He answered and blamed the weather (it was raining), promising delivery the following day. He said he would call in the morning and of course never did. At that point, he never responded to any further texts or phone calls. Says he is located at 27 Gladwin Street, Staten Island, NY 10309. Phone # (607) 622-0948. Avoid at all costs!

    14. I have been the victim of a pet scam from We bought 2 kittens for $2400 and the night before shipping at 10pm a 3rd party pet transport company requested a $3000 refundable pet insurance fee and seller is not refunding my original purchase of the 2 kittens. I paid via zelle through Chase bank website..

      • The same thing happened to me. Did you submit a claim for refund from your Chase bank?

    15. After researching multiple sites listing West Highland Terriers for sale, I found the following four websites using the SAME puppy pictures with altered names. These are likely SCAMS!

      ***Luna’s breeder sent me a picture of Luna with a chewed roll of toilet paper; this happens to be the same picture for Lily from site 1

      *** For the two websites above: Lily and Tracy are the same; Sammy and Max are the same

      ***Jennie looks like Tracy and Lily from sites 1 and 2
      ***Danny is the same as Taddy from site 4 (below)
      ***Max is the same as Leo from site 4 (below)


      • Hi Heather,
        We already have “skywestiesterrieshome” and “skywhitewesthighlandwhiteterriers” but we will be adding the other two as soon as possible!
        Thank you for your help.

        • Dear Paul not only did I get scammed but I believe I actually found the people. I have been at this for days, please respond asap I have already been in contact with BBB and FBI
          Thank you

          Obw website still up

          • Did you find out who scammed u? I’ve been scammed and sent $1100 and then another $1000 for supposedly transport that was refundable and almost sent another $1000. The website that supposed to had the puppies was and the transport place is called mainline pet transport. If u call both numbers, the voicemail is the same thing… Any help is very appreciated….

            • Hello I just got scammed on Pomeranian puppy. I bought the dog for $1000 Then 2 days later was told it would cost 1500 for insurance.then 4 days later they told me they wanted $2500 for shots and a crate then the pup was supposed to Kim be here then they want $1200 for something else. Iam out $2500

      • found the same thing on 3 different sites.. looking at Cavapoo’s… found LIly, Adel and June.. the site was Godstime Cavapoo

    16. My wife found the perfect puppy on SCAM-site The associated pet shipping company is SCAM-site Both websites are registered using an address in Reykjavik, Iceland (not that that is much help, it just ties them together).

      I paid for it without checking it out via Zelle. ($750) I don’t care about the money. They broke my wife’s heart and made her feel ashamed and belittled. I’d love to see these folks in prison…

      • Yes, same thing happened to me. I was trying to buy a pet for my son. I usually over investigate. This time I didn’t due to being busy and trying to get a head of the holiday rush. My son was crushed. The money is not the issue. They are stealing and that is wrong. I they got me once in 50 years. Not ever again. Just mask up and go get the fury friend in person. Tell her don’t be ashamed the one that got me was very elaborate and even called me on the phone. I am sure it was a burner. When they ask for more and she start talking about it was the shipping cost I hit the roof. I started hollering and screaming trust she got an ear full. This is the only way to protect others. The money is the lease of my worries, they are playing good honest people’s heart strings is the lowest. I will still get my son a puppy but it will be in person and I will drive 100 miles if I have too.

        • Exactly. Fly or drive there. It is the only sure way. I was almost scammed for a Havanese. I found they had 3 different sites. Puppies all “on sale” ($700).. way too inexpensive for these puppies And have a “free flight coupon for delivery”.. only 4 coupons left, if I acted quickly and hit “buy now”. Shouldn’t purchase a dog site unseen in any event.

          • Sounds like the puppies I was going for. Two Maltese pups. I knew something was up when I couldn’t get the money to go through (Thank you God, You looked out for me!). He got super pushy at that point, it just didn’t seem right. I started digging sure enough he was listed right in the number 1 spot on the scammer list. I did however, find a place local. I got a little black pomeranian and waiting patiently on the maltese I wanted, coming from the same palce as the pom did. They have it waiting with my name all over him lol I guess I was one of the lucky ones! I pray for you all and hope you all find your precious furbabies that you want. These people WILL get theirs. I am a firm believer in KARMA. I have seen it in action. But the shipping sounds just exactly like the very same person who tried to con me.

      • Did you find out who scammed u? I’ve been scammed and sent $1100 and then another $1000 for supposedly transport that was refundable and almost sent another $1000. The website that supposed to had the puppies was and the transport place is called mainline pet transport. If u call both numbers, the voicemail is the same thing… Any help is very appreciated….

        • I bought Yorkie ft precious pups the delivery service emaild me I needed to rent an air conditioned crate for 1600 was the cheapest I’m still devistated this just happened yesterday

    17. Patty M
      I was scammed today by Bad people. Fell in love with a male boxer. Special promotion sale.. Too good to be true. Worked with them yesterday. ZELLE was new to me. Has issues with trying to send the fee. Gave it a try today and went through. Delivery was suppose to be included. I get notified puppy coming from the west coast to east coast. Then the shipper notifies me by e-mail and also by phone that there is a special crate required due to COVID . Crate costs $1200– to $1500. I wanted that Boxer so bad I almost sent the money. But I didn’t. I tried to reach the pet agency but they do not respond to me nor the shipper. They used, Freight logistic services 805-395-4599. Ashley is the name used by one manager. It cost me some money but I learned a lesson and it broke my heart because there is no boxer puppy.

    18. On September 19, 2021, we asked for more information about the miniature schnauzer puppies that were advertised on the Sarah’s Miniature Schnauzer website and received a text from Sarah on this number 716-235-2325. She claimed that her response was delayed because she was at the hospital, she is the owner of the business and wanted to know where we were located and which puppies we might be interested in. We told her which ones we were interested in and then she sent pictures by email to us. She said the puppy price was reduced from $1650 to $900 because she and her partner were relocating the puppies due to her daughter being sick and in the hospital and they didn’t have time to take care of them. They offered free shipping through Delta Commercial Airlines and would be accompanied by a delivery person right to our doorstep. We would be given a one year health certificate signed by a licensed veternarian, pedigree papers, registered with AKC, sample food and toys. We agreed to buy the puppy (Dora) which was represented to be 12 weeks old, housebroken and already knew a few commands. She asked us to pay through Zelle or Apple Pay. We said we could do Paypal but she said they didn’t use them. I had a savings account with Wells Fargo who offered Zelle services. The account name she had me send it to was: Vanessa Logan, We sent $500 as that was the limit and we were to send the remaining balance of $400 the following day. My husband and I started feeling uncomfortable about using the airline for delivery so we asked where they were located and she said Florence, SC. We then asked for their address and said we would pick the puppy up. It would be a 7 hour drive for us. She assured us that if we were uncomfortable with the shipping service that there were no worries as she has been doing this for years. We still wanted to pick the puppy up from them. She then said she would have to check with her husband. We asked for a phone call to speak to either one of them. Her husband finally called in the afternoon (from the same number from Sarah’s initial text) and we told him we would like the address to pick the puppy up and then we would bring the balance of monies in cash once we were holding the puppy. He hurriedly said he would have to check with Sarah and get back to us. They never called back or responded to our follow up email for their address. We then knew we had been scammed. Hard lesson to learn!

      • You did not happen to get the husband’s name did you? As your story actually kinda sounds like mine? Just a few different things. I would love to hear from you,

        • Hi Janet, as we have multiple daily attempts by scammers on this forum trying to target previous victims. For this reason we do not allow people to swop emails.

          • My spouse and I just fell victim to this on Instagram. Very similar situation to most. Contract, Zelle payment and fake puppy delivery service. He even went as far to say that we had to send bitcoin because his Zelle account was tapped out.


            He tried to threaten legal action if we didn’t pay the remaining amount of 1k but we were not intimidated. We knew we had been scammed. He’s even imaged himself as a United States Army Soldier. It didn’t stand out to us at first but as we scrolled all his pictures, we noticed all the pictures posted in uniform are in a service uniform that is outdated and not authorized for wear.

      • This sounds like a lady named Maya that supposedly sale German Rottweilers. That scammed me and the shipping company is also a scam. These pet scammers are heartless. I was buying the puppy to help my husbands depression over loosing two family members with in a two month span. I was very disappointed in myself for not doing more research and by sending $840 via Zelle. What an expensive lesson.

    19. Hi, I JUST came across the site someone else mentioned here in 2018…3 years ago!! Blessing Tea Cup Puppies. I could tell right away that it was a scam but it was a clickable ad, either on Kijiji or Puppies for Sale in Ontario. I think Kijiji although I can’t find the ad now. How can the site still be operating…who could possibly shut it down?

      I then came across 2 others who had ads and they asked for either my email or cell number to send me more info (outside of the platform that they are advertising on and where I reached out to them) and started talking about being able to ship the puppy. One of them sent me a link to “” her name was Priscilla Chandler. Pretty sure it’s a scam.

    20. I experienced the same issue as everyone else using Paid $850 via Apple Pay for the puppy then on the day of shipping received the $1600 refundable travel insurance letter telling us if we did not pay the puppy would be placed in quarantined for the next 2 months and we would be “claimed in the court of Law for pets abuse….”. The way the letter/email is written looks like a 3 year old wrote it. Now, of course, Happy Tails will not answer e-mails or text messages.

      • I responded earlier about having the same problem with the 1600. Pet insurance. Since I replied earlier, I received another note from the shipper. They told me the same thing you said about going to sue for puppy abuse. I feel so used and stupid for getting pulled into this.

        • Thank you. I also have heard they ask for your driver’s license. Did you give your driver license? Do they sell your ID? Or are these people just interested Did they threaten you with the law?
          What did you do to resolve this?

      • Did they use a fake shipping company called airpetexpress or pet Air express and did they provide fake shipping info?

      • Same thing happened to me, but with a different vendor. They threatened me with legal action and I told them I have enough paper trail from original owner and them to back me up in any court. Do you see the similarity in the address (

    21. Be wary of I submitted a report already, but it appears to be a new website (as of 8/30/2021 according to the domain information). The data all claims it has been around doing this for a while. But the testimonials all refer to different ‘websites’ or ‘names’. Such as ShibaInuPuppy which is very similar to an existing website on the scam list of

      The data on the page is inconsistent. They ‘forgot’ to attach an additional picture of their named dog ‘Kuro’ as well as the dogs documentation. The actual email is which again doens’t match the website of AKCShiba. It just feels like a rush job. Names and descriptions of dogs are inconsitent. Kuro for example is referred to as ‘Dane’ in his description rather than Kuro. They wanted Zelle payment which itself might not be fishy, but doesn’t seem right either. In an email asking for documentation and another photo where they ‘forgot’ to send the requested data, they also sent payment information and delivery details even though it was not requested. Just felt like a copy pasted ‘give us money when you’re ready even though you’re not ready to do that yet’.

      None of the social media links (FB, Twitter, IG, Pintrest) work or even have hyperlinks on them. They’re just ‘fill in’. Lots of rushed grammatical and spelling errors. Doesn’t feel professional, just feels like a ‘fast flip’.

      I could not find a reverse image search of the dogs however. But it definitely seems like a scam. Cannot guarantee yet, but it’s highly likely

      I’d love to know if anyone else can verify this somehow.

    22. I tried to get a maltipoo from
      Everything transpired via text. I saw a black maltipoo I wanted and they sent me “current” pictures. They said I would have to put a hold on the dog by paying for dog 650.00 via Zelle.
      I told them I could meet them and see the dog and pay them at that time they say okay if I paid them first then refused saying their policy was that I had to pay first to hold the dog. So I declined and they allowed a total of 700.00 to slip through their hands.
      I know this was a scam. I just wanted to report this because it was more than odd.

    23. I answered an ad for Moodles and became suspicious when they never gave me their names, said they were in Tasmania and referred to having an ABN number (not provided) but never mentioned a breeders registration . Copy of their message below :

      “Hi there
      Thanks for the interest in our Maltese Poodle puppy Saul.He is still available,11 weeks old , Full grown at 2.9 kg Vet -Checked ,Potty trained ,current on vaccination ,good with kids and other pets since he has been raised with them .
      We thank you again for contacting us and want to assure you have done no mistake because getting this puppy from us comes with alot of advantages

      We are registered breeders and can provide an ABN

      We give them out at affordable prices (2000 dollars including shipping )
      Each puppy comes with a year health guarantee and 30 days money back guarantee .

      We are located in Tasmania and available for visit for those in the city and can also ship the puppy anywhere in the country which is very safe and secured both for the puppy and the buyer since we make everything convenient .Please we will like you to kindly answer the following questions

      1) Why do you want to get Moodle and do you have any experience with pets and Maltese or poodles in particular ?

      2)where are you located and how soon do you want the puppy ?(will you be fine with shipping of out of Tasmania )

      Attached to this email and more pictures of Saul, we can provide a video if required

      3) Do you have watsapp and what is your mobile number

      We will also like to let you know that we do NOT place any of our puppies in homes that will practice unprofessional breeding for Money making with little or no love and care giving to them. All our puppies are re-homed for PET PURPOSES ONLY. So as long as you can make us understand that you will share the love in your homes with these puppies, we will consider placing one or more of our puppies to your home”

      I replied that I knew it was a scam. Haven’t heard since…

    24. My name is Bill and I was just involved in a Petscam that originated in Lodi CA. I have filed a Consumer Complaint with San Joaquin County DA and the Federal Trade Commission.
      On Saturday, 1 May, I was contacted by Jose at “Newfoundlandtails” in response to my request to buy a Newfoundland puppy from their website. He told me the price of 1K and I paid via Zelle to the account of Malay Hamadelnile with an email address of The seller took the puppy to the shipper ( on Sunday, 2 May. The shipper then contacted me and stated I needed to pay $1500 for a climate controlled crate that would be refundable after delivery. I paid that fee via Zelle to Beyonce Ngwanah with an email address of Then on Monday, 3 May, the shipper contacted me and told me I had to pay an insurance fee of $2200, also refundable. I paid $1500 of that via Zelle to Beyonce Ngwanah but was unable to pay the remaining $700 due to reaching my limit for the day/week. The shipper contacted me today, 4 May, and said that I had to pay the remaining insurance fee ($700) or face losing my refund and end up being charged $25000 boarding fees. I have requested a picture of the puppy numerous times but the shipper will not comply. I asked for the location of their office and they gave me 499 N Guild Ave, Lodi CA 95240. It is a storage unit. I did a check on and the seller’s website ( was identified as a scam site. So, I texted the seller and asked for a referral of someone who had provided the climate control fees and insurance fees and received a refund. She gave me a name of someone here in Colorado and I called him. He stated he did indeed receive a refund, but then I ran his phone number and it led to a website selling bull mastiff puppies ( The referral’s website was identical to the seller’s website in structure and content. His number is the point of contact on the site. Both sites start out “It all started in the year 2013, when we first got our first…”.

      • Exact same sequence we encountered when we tried to buy a puppy from ‘Reeds Miniature Schnauzers’. And I just found the same outfit with a new website: Evergreen Miniature Schnauzers.

        • The same just happened to me with the supposed delivered agency, he ask me to pay first 300, then the agency text me letting me know I had to pay animal insurance or something of 500, and after that we talked to him, made us pay the difference while the deal was paying on 3 payments….. He ordered himself to pay the rest of the insurance…. After that the supposed agency told me to pay $1200 as cities permit…. After that I started calling him all the time and never answered… Some hours a go he texted me he was surprised but he is not moving a finger to fix it, I need my dog or money back

    25. is asking you to send $700 for a 10 week old kitten (they have a bunch and ALL are ten weeks old??), and will ship it anywhere in the USA. I inquired about one that looked like the one I recently lost, and almost bought her. Right before I hit send, I thought I would ask them for PDFs of vet records and have them write my name on a piece of paper and put it next to her and send me a picture, and I never heard back from them. Today I inquired again about the same kitten (a month later) but under a different email address, and they said that she is available, ready to ship and she is 10 weeks old. Still. The physical address is a home that was purchased in March and the Domain age is 3 months.

    26. For anyone wanting a corgi DO NOT go to or talk to Andy at He is a scammer who steals pictures of random puppies, places them on his site and “sells” them at a half price discount. Shipping is only 30 dollars to start and he sells the pups at $700 with the airfare included. He also wants the full payment as a “down-payment” to start things off in Venmo or direct wire transfer. He will not do video call, phone call or have anything that proves his identity or that the pups are there. Just emails you random pictures of the pups and pretends to be from Edmond OK. His testimonials all reference his old site called HillPark Corgi homes which is a known scam site from 2020.

    27. Seems like my report isnt going through
      Seem like the breeder I “bought” my puppy from is working together with phone # 616-794-8386 and If it wasn’t 1 thing they need money for it was another its just so frustrating. I will never buy a puppy or any type of pet online. And everything was ‘refundable’ from pet insurance, to crate, to feeding, to quarantine documents. it was just ridiculous. everything was thru zelle –,, i was telling them i didnt have any money to send after sending like $3000 they said so buy gift card with your credit card. i just want this horrible site to be taken down so nobody else gets victimized like I did.

    28. Does anyone know if
      is a scam? They are offering pugs and teacup pugs for $600 which included airfare and it seems too good to be true. I’ve scoured for their name on websites like this and to see if there are any bad reviews but there is zero out there. I did see one site that listed a phone number of 402-751-0743 under “Persian Kittens Ranch” with the same URL. Their email is Trying to prevent my 75 year old mom from being emotionally and monetarily scammed!!!

      • Hi Sara – Have you had any proof that the puppy actually exists? A live videochat is probably the best way to prove this. Secondly, is the website listed in an approved breeders directory (like the American Kennel Club)?

        • Hi Mark!
          We requested a Facetime or Zoom conversation to discuss and my mother only received a contract as a reply. After we insisted on speaking to them, they’ve stopped communicating with us. Unfortunately we don’t know their location so we couldn’t search the AKC database. Either way, it’s so sad that this was a scam because my mom was already emotionally invested in the pug.

      • It is a scam and your mom is dealing with a scammer. The actual domain is which allows people free subdomains
        I have asked to look into it. They are pretty good so they should shut it down pretty soon.

      • Yes , it is a scam. I lost my money from purchasing through another website. I purchased a corgi puppy from and they asked $600 per puppy and $200 for delivery fee. After I zelle $800 to Raquel Amato Richard ( ), Next they provided the shipping info and directed me to track the shipping process. Later the ‘shipping agency’ informed me that I need to pay$990 for the crate. I refused the crate payment and asked for a refund. They were trying to make me do the crate payment.

      • I wouldn’t buy anything from there.

        With a little digging I just found 5 different websites using the same pictures.

        I can say with assurance that this site is most certainly a scam.

    29. Couldn’t find information about the “breeders,” looked up phone number associated with it and they seem to have a track record with these sites. Same number, same scam, different website. It is the same phone number as “” and “Happy Feet Dachshund” and ““Rina Mini Doxie”

      When you go to “pay now” it says “Carldin Empire” and has an email associated with it:
      (609) 339-7709

    30. If you are into Basset Hounds, stay away from We inquired about a dog (Murphy) that was posted on their website and received an email confirming that he was still available. They asked if they could ship the dog, but since they are located in Orlando (so they said), we arranged for a pick-up on Wednesday. They gave us their details to pay a deposit so they would hold the dog for us and get their papers ready. We paid $400 of the $700 listing price for the dog, with arrangement that the remainder will be paid once we get the dog. Then on Wednesday we received an email saying he had an emergency at work and won’t be able to meet with us, but if I give my address, they will go ahead and courier the dog to our house. Then he said he is just working on getting Murphy registered, and would let me know. I have since sent about 4 e-mails asking for a follow-up – and have not heard back at all. They are completely ignoring my emails. We started to suspect something wasn’t right, so my husband’s daughter did an inquiry on the website also for Murphy and sure enough, they told her, yes he is available and basically sent her the exact same e-mail they sent to me. That’s when we knew we got scammed!! It’s not even about the money, the emotional toll is awful. Please bring these people down, I don’t want anyone else having to go through this emotional upsetting experience.

      • This is awful! Beware of any website that is [Englishname][dog name]… we just dealt with a website called and it sounds almost identical to Maggie M’s experience. They asked us to Zelle or Applepay the cash. We were nervous about paying this (same $700 listing price) and so my wife asked for two references. We have not heard back from them. One tip off was the grammatical errors in the emails we received from the supposed dog owner (didn’t match what was on the website); another tip off was the cheap transport costs — $700 for the dog, and only $150 to fly the dog (with a nanny!) to the Midwest. Finally, there were no phone numbers, no physical address, no way to contact the dog owner other than via this email address. Glad we figured this one out. Hope others don’t fall for this scam.

      • These people are horrible!!! Same thing happened to us we inquired about Murphy but on We paid them 700. Here are the phone numbers they called me . 442-227-5071 and 321-621-0969 email used for their Zelle payment These people need to go to jail!!!

        I found another website doing a google search using their phone number : Probably another fake website.

      • Do you have any information?We got scammed. It was very similar. Same dog (Murphy) same place Orlando Except they changed the website name. I think I may have information on these people. They used a family member’s email address for the zelle payment.

        I filed a reports with our local police, BBB and fbi online fraud.. I was able to locate their carrier and find their number on a completely different website.

    31. Couldn’t lodge a scam report but the website is running the stock-standard Samoyed puppy scam targeting Australians i.e. Direct Deposit > unexpected need for a pressurised crate etc. Photographs lifted from other websites. Out of pocket, but the penny dropped at the courier stage, as the caller had poor English and couldn’t answer my questions so hung up. They use the fraudulent website as a front for the courier side of things. Don’t publish my email address, as investigations are ongoing, but feel free to reply to my post if you’d like further info.

    32. Also not able to report a website here.

      I purchased a puppy from the website – Avoid it. Never received one and they kept asking me for more money to ensure safety of the puppy – electric crate, health insurance etc. I wasn’t suspicious as they signed with me a formal written agreement, we were talking on the phone and I even received videos but after few days of harassing me for more money they disappeared. No puppy, no money.

      They are located in Panama City, Florida. Person contacting me Andrew Zombek. They also arranged for fake transportation company that was also harassing me and asking for more money as otherwise I will be reported for animal cruelty. Their contact details: / phone: +1 (850) 463-0888

    33. Stay away from Terrierpupsforhoms. com.!
      I was scammed ,payed $800.00 for puppy (bank transfer)
      On the day of delivery, start getting phone calls,e-mails demanding $1,5000.00 more many!!!!!
      Now ,I’m sure it was No puppy at all, it Just fraud!!!!
      Finally :NO puppy. NO money!!!!

      They have phone :+1 (813)430-9883
      And name of “breeder” Joshua James. Bank PNC A/N 4712844373 on the name of Napoleon Weaver Capard!!!

      Let”s Stop this SCAMMERS together!!!

      • I recently got scammed as well, I tried putting up the info but it never got sent. I was looking for a male Shiba Inu. Came across this website called: I went ahead and fell in love with a puppy called Rocky. I filled out my info on the website and I got a text back from the breeder. (513-341-6032) informing me the puppy was available and the steps to take to buy the puppy. I basically told them I would have to wait till I get payed to buy the pup. He was being sold for 950 and shipping was 145. The puppy was located in Helena Montana. The breeders name was MIGUEL. No last name listed, he mentioned to me they would hold the puppy until I got payed. Friday came (04-09-21) and I went ahead and sent him the money through Zelle. His info was Zelle

        Zelle name::::Edriese Jenkins Jr

        Memo /Message:::: For Our New Friend

        Amount ::::$1,095

        I didn’t think anything of his name being different at all which was really dumb of me. He asked me to send a screenshot to confirm payment. I did, then told me he would ship the puppy out by next morning. (04-10-21) I was excited and happy to be finally getting the puppy I always wanted and pure breed at that. For a decent price considering Shibas are around 2000 and up. The next day came and got a text from him by a different number +1 (406) 295-3422. He said he had given the puppy to the shipping company and that they would send me an email for my tracking number. ( of the shipping company was +1 (616) 794-8386. They then emailed me on a separate email Stating that there was weather changes and that I needed to go ahead and buy a special crate for the pup that was 1,280 98% refundable. This is when I got alarmed. I called them and told them I did not have the money. To which they said they have to have the crate or the pup can’t fly. I went ahead and sent them the money through Zelle in the name of DEBORAH KASONGO EMAIL: Thank God my payment was rejected later but they said they went ahead and shipped the puppy out on its way. Until it came to the second stop and they informed me that I needed to pay an additional 900 for INSURANCE BECAUS EOF COVID. I told them I no longer have anymore money and that this was not the plan that I just want my puppy to get home. They said I would have to wait till I could pay them the amount to get the dog. I then proceeded to call the breeder and told him I did not want to keep on with the purchase that all of this is uncalled for. I asked for my refund and never got it back even though he said I would. I don’t think there was a puppy to begin with. PLEASE SHUT THEM DOWN. I LOST 1095 dollar and NO PUPPY WAS SENT. IAM DEPRESSED AND BROKE. Thanks to them I can no longer trust anybody on buying a pup again. This was also the email they emailed me from

    34. scammed me for $650. 500 on the pup 150 shipping. I was very naive in this situation and regret not realizing before I sent the funds. They have blue merle and 1 red merle aussies both mini and full size posted up for adoption. Bella, Inez, Kira, Sydney, Frankie, Jake, Rocky, and Theo. They emailed me a sales contract looked legit. I sent the funds after several photos of sydney, were sent to me. The next day I was emailed that she had been dropped off at the pet care service and I was given a tracking number by the “Pet Care Service”. I was then called by James Blair head of that company named eliteultrapetshipping. Number is 430-240-4558 out of San Antonio TX . I was informed for the pups safety there was a special crate I needed to rent called an electric thermal 088 pd crate. The funds for this crate was $1800 and upon recieving the pup 98 percent would be refunded. I asked what airline they were choosing. I was told ups airlines. So I told James the funds were on hold and I had to call my bank, instead I called the Lubbock TX airport no such service exists. Plus all animal travel is carry on only no such crate is used at this establishment. I took it a step further and called local grooming shops for pets and vets in the area none of which are familiar with eliteultrapetshipping. I called James back and asked for a date stamped photo proving the pup was at the terminal before I released the funds. All I got was “I’ll have to get back with you on that” and a photo of the pup on a couch in the final email. While on the phone I said, “The airline you chose doesn’t exist for this airport, remind me why I have to pay $1800 for a special crate. The call was dropped and I have received no further contact with the private seller Randy Cano 210-775-4547 or the Pet care service.

      • Same story I got from them as well, same shipping company, mercy Aussie is a trailer at big Ben trucking, and the cops have found out for me that elite ultra pet shipping is a barn in a field. No airport for shipping, unfortunately I paid part of the fee , for Rocky, they ( mercy Aussie) even sent me a video and numerous pictures of him.

    35. We were scammed by This man’s website looks very legit. We spoke several times on the phone and he sent many pictures of the puppy that we were purchacing. I realized that I was being scammed after we payed the first $500. He told me to “talk to the white house”. I feel violated. I shared family photos and was emotionally vulnerable. How do we stop this from happening over and over again!!?

      • It is so frustrating. I was in the same situation a few months ago. I am a very sensitive and emotional person and I felt like this was used against me.
        Now that you have been scammed once, you will be even more careful in your interaction (ask for videos ). If you have a bad feeling, skip to the next one. There is a dog out there for you!
        One thing that made me feel better is subscribing the email address of the scammer on multiple website. Might not do much, but I am sure he will wonder why he’s receiving so many emails from so many different stores. I am petty, I know.

    36. I was just scammed out of 550.00 for a Boxer puppy from this site spoke via e-mail for a few days, then called from this number 918-600-6711 promise to fly the puppy to Latrobe airport in Pa., then said there were no flights, I told him fly it into Pittsburgh International and he said he was working on ground transport he would get back to me in 2 hours, well 2 days later and no puppy. I had a friend e-mail him for information on the very same puppy and he was ready to sell it to her. I text him and told him I had turned him in and all he kept texting back is what? what? what?

    37. This is a complete scam. I bought a puppy for 790.00 from MK Stop Teacup poodles ( I started feeling like this was a scam and became sure of it after the delivery service, Service Fidelity Express, tried charging me more for a specific type of shipping crate. I have attached screenshots of my text exchange with Service Fidelity Express.

      I was unable to recoup the 790.00 and warn everyone to stay away!

      • I am looking at buying a teacup poodle from mteacuppoodlepuppies for my daughter. Is it really a scam? If it really is, it’s really sad. My daughter fell in love with one. They have got to be stopped.

      • My grandson and I, almost got hemmed up in one of these scams today. We were going to purchase 3 pomskies….$2500 and was going to travel 700 miles to Tampa Florida to pick them up this weekend. They ask for deposit, and first red flag was payment through apple pay popped up as fraudulent scam….so cancelled transaction. Then I ask for their name and address….which they obliged with someone’s address. I looked it up on Google earth and I’m thinking, somebody making this type of money breeding puppies living in a house like that (it was scary looking) and the neighbors yards looked horrible…..that was second red flag and The 3rd red flag was researching his name Mark Jessell and it came up with sunshine pomskies on the BBB and a complaint as late as Feb of this year 2021. I took a picture of the complaint and house, told him he should be under a prison not in it. I haven’t heard from him since. He has my name and phone number so I locked every card pertaining to money, that I have. Don’t buy any pet online. Only buy from reputable breeders or pet stores that have good reviews about their pets.

    38. Hi

      I am trying to submit a puppy scam website for investigation and just get the spinning circle. Is there another way to submit the information?


      • Hi

        I wish I had seen your posting. I was just scammed by him. I am trying to post the scam site with more detailed information.

      • Also: Reeds Miniature Schnauzers

        Evergreen Miniature Schnauzers

        Both of these are the same group. Same phone numbers, same web site, same puppies

    39. One thing I’ve learned is that the shipping websites are the most important part. Those are much more expensive to replace than the breeder sites, plus they get used for other scams.

      Stopping them is just a couple steps. Once you get an email from the shipper demanding more money you have them, that is all the proof you need to get the site shut down. Sending the email to the shipper’s web host makes it so they have to shut down the site or they’re liable.

      So, save those emails from the shippers. They’re pure gold. Even if the site somehow comes back alive with a different host, you can take them back down instantly.

    40. How are they allowed to keep their websites up? I just don’t understand. The one I nearly fell for was reported in 2019!!! I just don’t understand

        We contacted them about some puppies. We texted and spoke on the phone. She sent photos and said we needed to make a deposit. So we did and then arranged to come first thing in the morning to pick them up. The woman seemed so sincere but it was odd looking back how she kept saying we had to wait for her husband because he was so “complicated”. We waited all day for her husband and then finally when I said is this a scam she said of course not, if was a scam I would call you back. And her husband could refund us. She even said she would deliver the dogs to us personally today. Then she stopped answering my calls. Except one more time she called back and I said can I video chat with the dogs. She said sure but she was busy and would call me back. This never happened. I really didn’t think it was a scam until early this am. My friend looked up the site and it was only registered 10 days ago. While on the site they had been a family business for 20 years.

      • Angels Great Dane Puppies came up during a search for breeders while trying to find a puppy for training to be a service dog for a disabled veteran. Coordinate through email, text, and phone calls about a puppy called Rocky. Cost was to be $800 with transport from Arizona to Virginia included. This was paid through Zelle on 10 Mar with delivery expected 12 Mar. On 11 Mar about 30 minutes before the puppy was supposed to be shipped a message was received from the transportation company the breeder selected stating a refundable fee of $990 for the specialized shipping crate is required. Payment through gift cards was requested, but was declined due to the unorthodox and untraceable nature of the request. Payment was eventually provided through Zelle. On 12 Mar about 45 minutes before the puppy was due to arrive, the shipping company again asked for an additional fee of $2400 for pet insurance. This was declined and third party tracking information was requested to show the puppy was actually in transit. The shipping company stated failure to pay would result in the puppy being declared abandoned in Missouri. When it became clear no payment would be provided without proof the puppy was alive, well, in transit, and real the abandonment threat was repeated and contact was stopped. The breeder then was in contact about how it was wrong to treat a puppy like this and they would find a way to pay half ($1500) if the other half is covered ($900). When it was made clear that the third party tracking and proof about the puppy was still required the breeder kept pushing for payment. No puppy has been seen and no refunds have been issued.

        In further research, when this clearly became a scam, it was found that the pictures of the breeder “parent dog” was from a European website and a near mirror breeder website ( was active.

        • Almost the same happend to me. Same story special crate and insurance. does anyone here could get the refund?

        • Yessssss, almost exact thing happened to me with tried to report but never sent.

        • Yes, same exact thing happened to me but different amounts from breeder and transport company. This is the site that scammed me, and it’s still up and running. Reported them to the FTC.
          Scam website:

          The guy on this website goes by the name of Juan Tony (probably an alias) and they ask for their payment through Zelle.

      • The police are just lazy and don’t want to do anything about it.Also I found out about a little trick to know if someone is a scammer, all you have to do is ask for a video call with the “breeder” and the puppy if she/he makes up an excuse or doesn’t respond then that’s a scam.

      • Looking for a Maine Coon and did some research after finding what looked like a legit website. Turns out you can find several similar sites, using Google ads, that are all very similar and for sure all scams. Wow.

    41. were we buying a puppy from ALLISON POMERANIAN PUPPIES we spoke with Mr. Ombui and he said free shipping even his website states free shipping Being in Canada we can’t e-transfer to the US so Mr. Ombui said to get a Walmart gift card for $350.00 which is $426.00CDN so we did. Later in the day we get an email from where they say they have the puppy and it’s ready to ship but we first have to give an additional $990 to ship the puppy. they said that when they delivered the puppy we would get $900 back. This didn’t make sense to us so we called Mr. Ombui 631 420 7504 and he said he wasn’t aware of this, he would look into it. We called the service delivery people 504 233 9881 which they didn’t answer the phone they only responded by text saying the $990 was for the crate. We called Mr. Ombui back and said you told us free shipping or we wouldn’t have purchased the puppy. We asked for our money back he said ok. later we checked the Walmart called and it had a $0 balance and he has blocked my husbands phone number now.

      • I went online to purchase a female Shih Tzu puppy at the website I contacted
        the seller through the contact form on the website, and received a return email from with attached photos and videos of the puppy I picked out named “Lolita”. I then sent an email back from my
        email at requesting more information about the price and shipping fee. I received a
        reply from that same email stating the price was $750 for the puppy, plus $200 for the shipping fee which included
        the crate and a contract to sign and return to the email of I signed and returned the
        contact. The emailer requested that I send him the money through the Zelle App associated with my Mobile
        Banking App. He sent more emails with directions on how to send the money via Zelle. He provided his
        information from the email with instructions for the Zelle transfer with the Zelle email
        address of and then stated the account name was Cameroon Boles / Stacy and
        instructed me to put the name of the of the puppy “Lolita” on it. I transferred $950 to Cameroon Boles, but noticed
        during the transfer it also listed “Stacy” as the receiver. He then emailed with instructions to take a photo copy of
        the Zelle transaction and email it to him at, which I did. I then received another
        email from to provide my full name, address, telephone number, and nearest airport
        to have the puppy shipped to me, which I did. I then received another email from the same address informing me
        that the shipping company “Regis” would be contacting me by phone and email, and to respond to them. I
        received a phone call from the shipper at (717) 298-7127 instructing me to respond to an email from them. I
        checked my email. It was from asking me to verify my shipping address, which I
        did. I then received another email from telling me that the shipper only had
        insurance for the puppy for Pennsylvania, and that I needed to provided $1,220.00 for insurance of which
        $1,100.00 was refundable the next day after delivery. I then contacted to ask him
        what this was. A return email came explaining they want insurance. I told him I didn’t have any more money, and
        that wasn’t the deal. He said we could split it. I should Zelle him an additional $610, and he would refund me the
        next day. So, I did. I Zelled $610 to Cameroon Boles / Stacy at through the Zelle
        App connected to my Banking App. I told him I believed he was now scamming me, and he assured me through
        his email at shihtzupetshome@gmail that this was legitimate and that he used Cameroon Boles / Stacy, an outside
        agency, to verify payments for him. He then emailed me again and asked that I take a photo of the completed
        Zelle transaction and email it to hime. I then received an email from
        with a Tracking Number of PR02754999-CARGO to track my puppy. However, I noticed that the senders name and
        address and contact information was Eya Sandrine, 2 N 2nd St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 with her phone number listed
        as 257-281-3723. I then received another email from stating that they could not
        use the crate provided to ship my puppy and would require me to purchase a refundable air conditioned crate at
        the amount of either $450.00 refundable, or $800.00 to purchase, and I was given a link to make that payment at
        the following address: with a contact email of .
        I attempted to contact the at their phone number, but noticed there wasn’t one
        associated with the website. I then looked at the Shipping Invoice emailed to me from and the phone number associated with the invoice was 513-279-2324, but when I
        called it…it was a Google Assistant answering service asking me to leave me name and no one ever answered. I
        then tried to contact the shipper listed on the invoice, Eya Sandrine at 267-281-3723 and that also was a Google
        Assistant answering service. I thought that was odd. I then tried to call the phone number the shipper called me
        from on my caller ID, 717-298-7127, but that also was a Google Assistant. I looked further at the invoice and it
        stated I could reach them at Intercontinental Courier Ltd, I Ikea Way, Round Rock, TX 78665. I Googled Mapped it,
        and it is an Ikea Store in Texas. I emailed and told him I wanted him to immediately
        send my money back through Zelle, or I would report him and begin legal proceedings. This was yesterday. None
        of them are returning my calls, emails, or Zelle Return Requests. I want them all prosecuted and I want my money
        back. I have all of the emails, caller ID’s, contract, shipping invoice, as well. The problem is that I am not sure if I
        am being hacked from within the inside of my apartment building by neighbors or others. When the shipper called
        from 717-298-7127 it sounded like someone in the background yelled “Nazi”. The neighbor below me is Jewish and
        has an Israel flag in his window. Also, this morning I heard my neighbor above me state something about the “FBI”
        after I telephoned the FBI this morning to see how to report this. Can you please help me. My daughter is getting
        married on the 27th, and now I have no money for her limo and a dress. I want this hacking and fraud to stop. I
        want this online fraud prosecuted, or if this is housing/wire fraud I want them prosecuted, as well.

        • Purchased a puppy through online using Apple Pay the seller sent pictures and video of the puppy, asked for deposit of $300 and scheduled a pick up for the puppy, seller introduced himself as Jack Sturtman and email me all the documents of puppy and contract agreement. Then few hours after that got a text message saying about he is on the way to airport to ship another puppy to a buyer and he is willing to ship the puppy I want for extra $100 for shipping fee so did send $400 via Apple Pay then after an hour got a text message that he made a mistake it was typo error the shipping cost $200 so did send $100 via Apple Pay then after 3 hours got an email I need to pay $500 for a special crate then I start being suspicious told the seller I’m not doing it exhausted my budget then he start to threatened me to report to authorities for animal cruelty. I paid $800 for a puppy that doesn’t exist and I reported to Apple Pay but I’m not getting a refund from them. Tried to called the seller Jack Sturtman for a refund not answering anymore.
          Jack Sturtman
          Phone# 310-3470125; 914-5758372; 814-9334609
          Address 7527 La Salle Ave Los Angeles CA 90047

      • I’m so sorry for what happened to you.I didn’t pay them yet because I wanted to wait until she responds.
        And 2 months later still nothing.

        • I just got scammed robbed by qualityteacuppoodle. Com in Austin Texas after paying them 1650.00 and then the illegitimate polaris courier transport company demanded 865.00 for climate controlled crate… My puppy didn’t arrive at all… The thieves breeders took her back and LEXY LYNN I OWN HER AN ADORABLE TEACUP POODLE IS ONLINE FOR SALE TODAY AGAIN… THEY FORMERLY USED WEBSITE.. newhometoypoodle. Com… I’ve spent 3 days screaming at their phone Where’s my puppy I paid you 1000.00 for?? I’ve threatened them and the courier… They all scammed me… And they are criminals… They robbed me… I’m a poor widow… And I’m determined to have them arrested… And I have all my receipts to prove names dates money sent… Paid transport fees I paid… I waited after getting emails for my puppy to be delivered to my door by Polaris courier services… Never happened… And that Nigerian criminal didn’t answer my calls for 3 days… I flied state police reports… And FBI reports… I paid all that money on 3 /18/2021 and today my puppy lexy is for sale again… She was to arrive at my home in. Pennsylvania on 3/19 2021…dont ever trust Mike fuhgerson or amin ALLAHVERDI… Or dare buy any teacup poodle from that scam site… Try calling Polaris courier… 410 area code is Maryland and its Google voice… And try calling qualityteacuppoodles@gmail. Com or their computer tex line… It’s fake… A computer number… And their home address is an abandoned building in Austin Texas per state police… Listen… I want an emotional support teacup poodle… BEIGE… Or strawberry or micro mini poodle… Pray for me… I’m broke now… I’ve cried and prayed all day… The courier could have called police… He’s a criminal too… It’s a fake shipping business… In North Dakota too…. With a 410 area code… And my shipping label says.. New owner of LEXI FEMALE TEACUP POODLE IS PAMELA P.KIMMELL. ETC… IF ANYONE FINDS A BREEDER 0WILLING TO DONATE A TINY TEACUP POODLE ONLY OR MICR MINI POODLE PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL ME… I’M ELDERLY.. ALONE… A WIDOW AND POOR… I SAVED 6 MONTHS TO BUY LEXI… SHE’S MINE… I HAVE NOTHING BUT TEARS NOW

          • What was the address they used for the contract? I wonder if its the same scammers at

    42. I inquired about a puppy I found online at the website email The price was $550, or two for $1000. The Breeder informed us that he had coupons for free shipping via We sent $1000 via Zelle to Breeder at his partner’s email, When dogs got to Detroit airport, the shipper notified us that we needed to send $970 via Zelle to (95% refundable). Sent funds. Then informed we had only paid for one dog and hurry up because they at airport. Sent funds. Dogs were sent to Iowa. Then received notification that we needed to send via Zelle $1600 for crate rental and a vaccine (95% refundable) to Sent funds. Then received notification from shipper that we needed to send $1880 (fully refundable) via Zelle to for AKC Certificate of Inspection ($680), American Pet Registry Certificate (720), Pet Therapy Certificate ($480). Sent funds. Then received text that we had only paid for one dog. Phoned Breeder, he agreed to pay $500, leaving us to pay $1380 (again, fully refundable). We told Breeder we thought this was a scam. He hung up on us. We had requested a full refund for all funds sent.

        • I have also been scammed recently in a very similar way by and their ‘shipping’ agency ( These are BIG SCAMS. Stay away from them!

 offer puppies for $650 + $30 delivery fee. I contacted them and paid $680 via Zelle. The next day, their shipping agency ( emailed me and asked pay $915 for a ‘Thermal Electronic Crate’ for the puppy’s transportation. They said that 95% of the amount will be reimbursed to me upon delivery. I paid again via Zelle. Then, they asked for another $1,510 for life insurance of the puppy stating that $1,500 will be reimbursed back to me upon delivery. Then, I realized the scam and refused to pay. I asked them to cancel the ‘deal’ and return the payments I made back to me via western Union. I did not hear again from neither of these ‘contacts’. I did not receive the puppy either.

          The ‘shipping’ agency contacts were:

          Alisha Thomas ( – received my payment of $915)
          Holstein Grimes was pointed as a receiver of Western Union transfers, which I did not use because I paid via Zelle to Alisha Thomas.

      • I was looking for a puppy and when I asked to meet with them virtually, after being granted a puppy, they stopped communication. The person, Mary, stated she is going deaf so could not talk. I offered to set up a virtual meeting where I could see the puppy and we could use the chat feature and captioning and they stopped communication with me. This leads me to think that they do not have the puppy to sell.
        Stay away from this person.
        Their #: 470-288-5071
        1708 Panola Rd Stone Mountain, GA 30088.

      • These losers are in a big fraud ring. They have so many fake websites for designer dogs. Also they use a fake puppy shipping company.

        I really wanted the puppy, so I ignored the part of me, that was questioning, why are they requesting I send Zelle to a recepient that has nothing to do with the Breeder company, but I proceeded to do so.

        If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

        Never will I send any future Zelle or wire payment if I don’t know the person personally.

        A credible company accepts credit cards.

        Expensive lesson learned.

      • Did you get any of the money back? I just spent 650 for a Rottweiler pup and 950 for insurance. My husband is absolutely heartbroken. We know now it’s a scam . Makes me question humanity

    43. is a scam website! They are located in the Houston area. The only name given at end of emails was “Johnson” Person gave 2 separate addresses where to pick up pup. Website address and contract address were different. They said they moved recently. I pulled property reports and nothing shows same name to indicate moving, and 1 owner has been at same location for over 4 years. They requested $500 down originally but website states $400, and I corrected he/she on that. Would not take phone call, to discuss money transactions, ONLY text or email. Very short responses and never answered all questions asked. Would not give full name when asked. Only allows pickup on weekends but than said Sunday afternoon only until we asked about deposit, than said could do Saturday until we asked to speak over the phone and preferred to pay cash only at pick up, than they changed to can only pick up after 5 on Sunday. Website is very badly worded, and was created 2021 although they stated they have been breeders for 10+ years, and caps were used for all first letters of sentences. Testimonials are typed the exact same way as website. So obviously not true testimonials. After realizing one of the puppy pics looked familiar, we did search on other sites and found the SAME puppy pic! They told us the original puppy that we wanted, someone put deposit on, so we better pick another and pay deposit because someone else was interested in our second choice. Was seeming very pushy for deposit. We ended up sending another inquiry from a different email asking about original choice pup, and they said YES he’s still available. All signs of SCAM! These people make me SICK!

      • hi My name is Jonny ,just got scammed from i sent 500.00 through zelle,, i can’t get my money back,,, how did you get your message listed, I also want to do that, thanks for helping ,jonny

      • 5th time trying to send this: we lost 3 cats in span of 10m, all cancer-related, so were desperate to fill the void in our lives. Poured over Petfinder, but this Maine Coon kept calling me back. Contact the FB page: Maine Coon Kittens and Cats for Adoption&Sale, which then sends you to http://homeraisedkittensand Spoke via messenger to Ray Kota and /or Dakota McCaulley and after a great deal or back and forth decided the take on a kitten. This kitten was supposed to be “free” but buyer had to pay shipping. Ok, fair enough. Ray was insistent that I move quickly, messaging me several times per day/night when I was working. In time in insisted I pay $500 via zella or Apple Pay. When I couldn’t get it working he asked me to send him a gift card . I had my suspicions but had fallen in the love with the kitten. Paid Ray $500 via Zelle on 2/26/21. Next morning carrier. global transport logistics international contacted me asking for $275 in shipping fees.- had to use Zelle or send gift cards- now I knew it was a scam. Argued seller received $500 for transport fees, kitten itself was listed as free. He was not interested in hearing it. I followed up with buyer who said he paid all the fees, eventually transport Svc told me he paid approx $325. Argued this with buyer who said he had a son in the hospital, had no money and pushed me to what was right to the kitten. He pleaded me to trust him, he was a Christian man and would never screw someone. Regardless I insisted on refund. Ray said to be cool and collected, he had no money now but could try to refund me later. He and logistics transport company blocked from their FB page and emails. They also took away the ability to leave comments on their FB site to protect their site. All along I kinda felt bad for Ray but realize now that the whole thing was a scam. $500 we scrimped and saved and this SOB just saw a way to take advantage of our emotions. Looked up the transport company on this BBB- they have F rating for failing to deliver pets amd/ or charging more and more money as they try to deliver your pet. I filed report with BBB and ,Federal Trade Commission. Reported site to FB, providing them copies of our text msgs. I filed a report with my local PD and a complaint with the S Burlington PD in VT. Not really anything they can do, personally just want the scammer knowing I wasn’t quitting. Here is the scammer info: Ray Kota or Dakota McCaulley. Email:; and. Website: Main Coon Kittens and Cats for Adoption@Sales. Web page:
        Address: 41 Mountain View Blvd, S. Burlington, VT 05403. Phone: 415-425-5544, 202-758-5731 and 802-546-1105. Global Transport Logistics International is already listed on this page, they have F rating and are actually a scam as well.

        • I wish i had looked into this website because everything everybody is stating is the same pattern that i experienced. These so called breeders get you emotionally sucked in with the , in my case, puppy. Everything looks legit, yes you will get 95% back when you take delivery at airport,blah, blah,blah. I just wanted a new buddy/puppy..feel so violated.

        +1 (707) 621-8444
        Was in touch with a lady about Shih-tzu puppies (Larissa Craig) she had recently moved to California and was pregnant and expecting soon and wanted to get the puppies sold so she could focus on her new baby. We paid for three puppies. Then she needed more money for a ventilated crate. We paid a total of $2080 Later I received a email from the courier saying he needed $1650 more dollars because of some permit and shots or the puppies would be quarantined. That’s when I knew it was a scam. The guy asked me where was my faith in God. I said I have faith in God. It’s man I do not trust. He hung up on me and told me he didn’t have time for this. I tried to call the lady who would never actually talk to me on the phone only by text and email she said something was wrong with her phone.

        • Thank you for sharing this. I was just in touch with them and thought something was fishy. I am so glad I trusted my instincts. I am so sorry that happened to you.

        • Thank you for sharing this. I was also in touch and felt something fishy so searched for and found this post. Thanks for sharing and sorry that this happened to you.

      • Shannon, I’m Kathy in Portland Oregon. I recently sent a deposit for a bulldog puppy. David JOHNSON aka Kendras Bulldogs….did the same to me. How do I report this?

    44. My friends just got scammed by
      They paid them $750 for the puppy named Ziya on their website. Dog was supposed to be delivered yesterday.
      Today they were asked for additional money to pay for a crate and ‘insurance’ which of course they said was fully refundable so they paid another $1900.
      Dog was supposed to be delivered today but they missed the flight and are staying in a puppy hotel tonight in Charleston SC????
      Tried to get money back from bank but since it was an authorized charge the bank said no guarantees.
      Any ideas on any recourse when this happens?

      • hi kwesly, i also got scammed in it’s same as your friend. they ask another payment for the crate and after i send the money for crate they said will proceed the delivery, but later on they asking for more money for quarantine and city permit, which is in canada there’s no such thing quarantine for dog, that time i suspected them for being scammer, when i confront them they threaten me and they said that they will sue me for being abandoning the dog.. i also found out where they get all pictures and videos they sent to me.

      • I was almost scammed by them also: Their page seems like a legit siberian husky breeder boasting champion genetics and offer the ability to ship their puppies anywhere. When you click on the buy now under the puppy you want it directs you to a page to fill out your name, puppy you’re interested in, email and phone number. They then text you from the number they have listed and send you what sounds like legit puppy information about their health. They then ask when you want it and ask for you name, address, closest airport and payment via cashapp or amazon gift card. I found out the scam prior to any money being sent.

    45. Hi,
      I was wondering if there was any info on They seem promising (even sent me a pic of the pup’s parents I requested). I’m just worried bc it seems the same pups have been for sale on their website for the past couple of weeks. This could be normal but I wouldn’t think they would all still be available by now. Just looking for some reassurance before buying!
      Thank you!

          • Hi Lindsey, it is a scam.
            The domain is just over a month old and has all the hallmarks of a pet scam website.
            We will add a warning as soon as possible.

      • hi. i purchased a puppy from them for a set price of 850.00. saying that price included animal, shipping and delivery. the shipping company said traveling crate had to be changed due to poor weather, extra $995. we sent now asking for travel insurance for $1200.00+. stated we can opt out to purchase insurance, send dog we will take our chances. they said they will report us for animal abandonment then hung up. dont purchase with them. better to buy local.

    46. I am currently in the process of being scammed by Baron, their phone number is 434-829-3979.

      Scam site, he sends photos and videos of puppies, all fake. Do not trust. he also have sites for dobermans and french bulldogs. Please add him to the list.
      I purchased a puppy from him after looking around and not finding the site listed in any scam site, we never got the puppy, were told the puppy was at the airport and he said the shipping
      company needed a usdf permit to deliver the puppy, we went to the airport and investigate the flight where supposedly the puppy arrived. That flight had nobody carrying a puppy to be deliver.
      when I check the site, he has the non existing puppy I bought and never received, and sadly paid a ton of money for it, listed as available again.

    48. I was “scammed” in another way – but hope my story might be a lesson for someone else. I purchased my Pomsky from a “home breeder” I found on a nationwide “puppy find” website. The seller was local, just 30 minutes from my home and once we agreed on the price – we met on her front lawn (Covid), played with the puppy and took her home. I really thought I was being cautious enough not to be scammed. But 17 hours later, I took her to my Vet with a “cough” they said appeared to be an “upper respiratory” infection, they gave me meds and we went home. 2 Days later she was much worse and I took her back to the Vet – and they sent me directly to the VCA nearby because my puppy needed a blood transfusion. What followed were 3 days of hospitalization, dozens of tests to rule out possible causes but no direct cause that could be found. She had nearly died and was a very sick puppy. I took her home and for 3 weeks she did well. Then she had a seizure and by the time I could get her to the ER Vet she had had 2 more and was obviously neurologically compromised. The next day our family vet and I helped her over the Rainbow Bridge. No vet could come up with a clear diagnosis but all speculated that she had come into contact with “something toxic” and suggested it could well have been a heavy dose of something to remove fleas…By the time she passed I had spent the entire “puppy savings” of $4,000 plus and I was shattered. What I learned: Sometimes professional breeders vaccinate their own puppies, but a reputable breeder has the puppies checked by a vet 3 or 4 days after birth and again once before you pick up the puppy. Ask them for the name and phone number of their veterinarian and ask for permission for your family vet to speak to them. What I have learned is that that is the quickest way to find scammers…ask that one question about the puppy’s vet care and save yourself any further grief…

    49. Dec 2020 SCAM:, email:, email: (money collector)
      Dec 2020 SCAM:, email:
      Dec 2020 SCAM/FAKE WEBSITE: International Transcourier,; email:

      I went to the website and found pictures of several basset hound puppies listed for sale. Each puppy was listed at $750 and said to be 12 weeks old. There was a link to contact them with name and email for additional information. I left my name and email address and “Jesus Gomez” contacted me within a few hours with additional pictures.

      I answered his questions and against my better judgement, agreed to send him $750 via Zelle. The money went to someone named “John Nnakwu”,, 240-245-3028. located in Bowie, MD. “Jesus” sent a brief video of the puppy and suggested that we could get everything completed in a day, and then he would ship the puppy out to us the following day. His urgency in completing this transaction should have been a red flag, but I was so excited to get a beautiful little basset hound that I let my emotions cloud my judgement. After some time thinking it over, it occurred to me that he hadn’t given me a contract/receipt. When I asked for this, there was no response. I also asked for pictures of the puppy’s parents and a copy of her recent health certificate from the vet. Also, with no response. At this point, I was pretty confident that I had been scammed.

      The next morning, I was contacted via email by “Louis Castelli” who assured me that they were on the way to the airport with the puppy and I would be contacted soon by their shipping company with flight information. Then I received an email from “International Transcourier Delivery Services” with a “confirmation number” and tracking information. Soon after, I received another email informing me that I needed to purchase a “qualified Air-conditioned dog Travel carrier” for $950, but $920 would be reimbursed after I return the carrier…and I would only receive flight information after I paid the money. Fully convinced that this was a scam now, I did not respond to the email. Then I received a text message from 915-221-6720 that there was an “INTERNATIONAL TRANSCOURIER DELIVERY.” I did not respond to that text. Then I got a call from the same number and I did not answer. Later that day I sent an email back to “Jesus” informing him that I was unable to complete the transaction at this time and requesting a full refund (I didn’t want to tip them off that I knew this was a scam). Never heard back from anyone. Shocking.

      Upon further Internet searches December 19th, 2020, website: and associated email: mirrors the fake website. Additionally, International Transcourier, and email: appears to be a fake transportation service.

      • Did you ever get your money because I sued zelle and the contact name was makae and we asked and they said it was their daughter in charged.

      • Brik Pan Brik Huskies did the exact same thing as these other places have done to people. They had a very elaborate website and this guy was named Reverend Lazarus Howard. I think this religious aspect pulls at the heartstrings of well intended people. He reassured me of everything and wanted small payments put through my Wells Fargo zell account and then when I couldn’t put in the last because I had maxed out my limit, he recommend me going to Walmart. I knew I was being taken then. $700 later, no puppy and I felt like a complete fool because I looked this place up on different scam sites and they were not listed. They were very adamant about their money and would immediately get back to me in regards to that. But if I had any questions, they either would not respond or would get back to me much later. I have reported them to the better business bureau and a department in the FBI that was recommended for such deceit and abuse. Do not buy from brikk pan brik Huskies in Georgia it is a scam!

    50., a guy named Ivan Cooper emailed me about Australian shepherd puppies I was asking about. I googled his name and saw that he had emailed other people about puppies. All emails are the same except he changes the dog breeds. Saw where others had reported this guy. Some of the dog breeds are golden retriever and French bulldogs. Has a website for selling the Australian shepherd puppies, selling for $750. Everywhere else I checked on these puppies are being sold around $1200-1400

      SCAM!!! Horrible people !!!!
      Took my money and disappeared!!!
      Website still up

      • are scammers ! Website still up and it’s sick
        Stole 750 from me for a puppy and then Elite paws transportation tried to shake me down with a “refundable “ 1500 insurance fee
        Thank god my brother stopped me at 750! And they’ll just get away with it and scam more ! It’s still up despite other reports ; I reported them as well BBB and FTC

      • Yes!! They have A TON of different websites trying to sell the same puppies. The one that I had contact was

        • same here. Didn’t realize was a scammer until the same video and pictures were sent to us from different breeders. Their website is front and center on the google search for aussies. Paid them and they said “try to find me”. Cannot believe these people like this exist. taking money from children who save to buy a pet. What a shame.

    52. Do not visit It’s a SCAMM !!! The only contact they have is through email. The delivery process is highly suspicious and someone constantly ask for extra money for the “fees”. They will rob you of your time and money. All I wanted was a puppy for my daughter birthday. The people running this charade just piling on payment fees.

      • OMG yesss it’s a scammm 100% I was in contact with a guy and my family and I just wanted a pup named aspen and I was asking questions to the man if it was safe and if it wasn’t a scam and I think he got mad this is what he said (this is the real text the man sent) “Here is how it works, don’t write me and try to impose your own rules. You place an order by writing us with the product you want and the quantity. Keep it short because we have many clients waiting. Don’t come to us with all those your funny stories. We want serious buyers only.“ and I was like oh yeaa this is a scam. I asked for a video of the pup and he sent a video of him playing with a toy but that same video was sent to me 2 days ago when he sent me an email. I was about to type that the video he sent was already sent from like 2 days ago to my email. (P.S the video looked pixelated, and it was the same video, that’s how I knew it was a RED FLAG) and so I said I’m just being careful and checking if this isn’t a scam so I don’t want the dog anymore, thank you !

    53. I wasn’t scammed but just a warning to others….. I SUSPECT that (also cavapoopuppiesavenue) is a re-creation of gorgeouscavapoopuppies which is reported as a scam per scampulse. I hope someone with better computer skills than I can confirm if this is true. The gorgeouscavapoopuppies website is no longer available if you try to google it. However, on reverse image search of the puppy I contacted about her picture was found to be on both sites. There is also other pictures on the site that came from other sources. When I emailed them about where the puppy was located because I wanted to come see the puppy I was told the puppy would be shipped and that the shipping cost was included in the price. Which would have been quite a deal since the cost of the puppy was already very reasonable. I asked about the parents of the puppy and got no response to that question. I was sent additional pictures of the puppy which I did not reverse search as I was already suspicious that I was being scammed. I never responded to their email and have decided that online puppy shopping is too risky and heartbreaking. Will go on the LONG waiting list of a local breeder that I know is legit.

      • Today, my very dear friends thought they were purchasing a new puppy from and they were scammed. The scammers requested more money for fees and additional expenses several times. By the time my friends realized they were being scammed, they had already spent far t0o much money. The heartbreak is even worse than the loss of money. For people on low, fixed incomes, losing money to a scam is bad enough The added stress and sadness can be life threatening. I want online to research puppy scams – and discovered that there are thousands of them! There are so many ways to legitimately make money – and karma will eventually catch up with the scammers. But I wish there was more we could do to prevent people from getting scammed.

    54. I’m a little skeptical about a website I saw on google when I was looking for a Labrador Retriever puppy. The website is They were the first one on the list and was a google ad and supposedly they are a Labrador retriever breeders from Texas. Have any of you knows about them? The website looks very slick but I started to worried when I click on their Facebook and Instagram buttons on their website and bounce.

    55. Scammers from Texas – lady trying to sell dalmation puppies for 500$, claims her name is Melissa Renee Skipper her ID shows address 133 Pioneer DR Booker TX. Probably stolen ID. She asks for money upfront then claims she will send puppy through a company called Freight Air United who then asks for 1500$ for pet insurance to ship dog. They ask to do it through their “website” or to pay through paypal, moneygram etc.. this website also asks people to send a picture of your ID and Social Security when sending the money!
      We fell for it till they asked for 1500$ through moneygram. thankfully we didn’t go through with it and ended up only giving the lady 100$ as the rest of the amount was going to be paid after we received the puppy. Reporting this so it does not happen to anybody else.
      Website we found it at is
      ps. im pissed I really wanted the puppppyyyy!!!!!!! 🙁

      • This scammer is also has the website
        The person on the ID is a victim. I tricked the scammer into clicking a link I sent him which sent me his IP and network information. He is in Cameroon.

        Network information
        IP address:
        Host :
        Access Provider Name : (Organisation : )
        Proxy : Yes
        Info proxy : Array
        IP proxy :
        Proxy host :

        Geographical informations
        Continent : Africa
        Country : Cameroon
        Region : Nord-Ouest
        City : Bamenda
        Latitude/Longitude : 5.933300, 10.166700

        Browser information
        Browser name and version : Chrome 87.0.4280.88
        Java activated or not :No
        Plugins : No plug-in detected

        System information
        OS name and version : Mac OS X
        Screen resolution : 1280 x 800
        Local date : 12/26/2020,

    56. Scammers from Texas – lady trying to sell dalmation puppies for 500$, claims her name is Melissa Renee Skipper her ID shows address 133 Pioneer DR Booker TX. Probably stolen ID. She asks for money upfront then claims she will send puppy through a company called Freight Air United who then asks for 1500$ for pet insurance to ship dog. They ask to do it through their “website” or to pay through paypal, moneygram etc.. this website also asks people to send a picture of your ID and Social Security when sending the money!
      We fell for it till they asked for 1500$ through moneygram. thankfully we didn’t go through with it and ended up only giving the lady 100$ as the rest of the amount was going to be paid after we received the puppy. Reporting this so it does not happen to anybody else.
      Website we found it at is

    57. I just got taken by Im out $700, but thankfully I woke up when their shipper “” tried calling me for more money as a deposit for a crate with payments made via zelle. Thee scammers have really upped their game. THe websites were very impressive.

    58. Since a scam website is (was) hosted by Hostinger, I reported the fraud to Hostsinger using email and provided my evidence. They acted very quickly and suspended the account. I am very impressed with Hostinger! I know the scammers will start over and do it again, but it is satisfying to frustrate them.

    59. Scammer’s website
      Scammer’s phone number
      Do you have the scammer’s address?
      Briefly describe the scam
      I am looking for a dog for sale online. I came across
      I chose a dog and made contact. I did a reverse search of the pictures they have posted up and have found them on at least 2 other websites, saying they are different named dogs and one is even a different breed.

      The other sites (which also look a bit suspect) are and (this site claims they are in Abu Dhabi and there phone and fax numbers are 12 3456 7890) claim they are in Devonport, Tasmania and will ship the dog to my door. They have given me two different prices, one via email and one via whatsapp. When I mentioned to them that I found the picture on another site and it was a maltese poodle, they said they had only poodles and I must be confused with another seller.

      Luckily I was informed of there being scams out there and so I looked into them further.
      Please look into them to stop other people losing their money.

      • Please add
        and (same logo)

        They had an apartment listed as their address. Google phone #. Called them out on chat – they deleted. Seems they are part of exotic pet site in UK.

        Beware any site who SELLS pets online. Real breeders DO NOT sell online and definitely not cheap. Look for obvious signs like copy and paste from other sites. Pics from other sites. GRAMMAR issues. These criminals are STUPID. They use fake phone numbers, addresses, etc.

        As much as you want to give your heart to the pet of your dreams – do NOT give your money to these online scams!!

    60. Please beware of they are a scam!! I have already reported them to the FTC & BBB! They scammed me out of $500, the website looks legit and I was convinced I was getting my daughter a new puppy, however after I asked for additional pictures of the pup with my daughters name written on it before sending the rest of the money the emails stopped. My daughter is devastated and so am I.


      I didn't lose any money or send them any data – I was suspicious from the get-go. They were far too cheap for MAS. Also, MAS have a higher demand than supply, so how could this breeder have a bunch of show-quality dogs? Usually they all spoken for before they are even born. (Also, I realised later, docked? No!)

      The temperament described also didn't make sense. And sometimes they said the dogs played with their child, other times their children.)

      I did message them and they said they were all still available and provided shipping, but they claimed the same rate regardless of the location – even overseas. That simply is impossible. They didn't even acknowledge whether they'd avoid measures to stop the dog from being quarantined.

      Couldn't find them on the AKC database. To be fair, I couldn't find previous reports that they were a scam, but when I asked what they did to ensure a dog wasn't put through quarantine they never responded, so, I think they realised they were caught out, or the information was so based on automated responses their software couldn't cope with that!

      • Oh, also, I forgot to mention: I also started doing a reverse-lookup on the images, and I didn't see any absolute results but I did find one or two where the images were associated with other breeders, and one had been removed entirely.

        I've been mulling over getting a dog for about two years now – my own retrievers died nearly ten years ago, and if I don't find a compatible rescue MAS are my top choice because I exercise much more than I used to, but I also want a dog that I can pick up if it becomes necessary, say it hurts its paw on the trail. As much as I love big dogs, I decided a smaller build would be a wiser decision.

        Anyway, I'm in no hurry, I'll find the right dog when I find the right dog – more time, more supplies. But I can't imagine how horrible it would be to think you were getting a companion and instead be out hundreds or thousands of dollars that could have been spent on your best friend.

        • Ah, so they moved from German Shepherds to Australian Shepherds and changed their email, but otherwise, it's the same game. It's so hard to be sure you're finding a genuine breeder during a pandemic – can hardly go anywhere without a 14-day isolation period. Definitely need to set up video chats with people if you don't know them previously.

    62. is complete scam! It’s based in Oklahoma City Ok # 409-339-0851. Beware! They are only accepting payments from Zelle, cash app, Walmart and rite aid. All untracked. I called and asked for their vets number since they kept stating their puppies were vet checked and health guaranteed. The man said his wife was a vet. Then he got angry when I asked for references and hung up on me. We were about ready to send the money, when I got this horrible feeling about it. Trust your gut and don’t let a cute puppy face deter your inner feeling. If the website doesn’t have past puppies, or pics of mom and dad, and if they don’t accept PayPal. It’s a scam!

      • I was almost scammed by these same people using a different website, Was really close to sending money. So glad I didn’t.

    63. Unfortunately my husband was scammed for the purchase of a doberman puppy. I tried to tell him it did not seem right. The puppy was 6 hours away and the seller said they could ship to my door for additional $70. I sent the money. The next morning I was contacted by the shipping company and was told I need to send $1500 or $1800 for a air conditioned crate. I refused and told the buyer we would come and pick up the pup and she said we could not do that.

      • I reached out to buy a Chow chow from Andy's chow chow. I got suspicious when they said they could fly puppy to me same day and to pay $500 for flight/puppy etc. They asked me to pay via zelle which I did, but luckily my bank had cancelled the transaction and flagged the account as fraudulent. He asked me to go to a cvs/Walgreens and buy a $500 amex gift card and send him a picture of it with reciept. By this pint I was very suspicious. I asked him to take a picture of pup with my name on a piece of paper next to him. He said he couldn't as dog was at the 'restroom', I asked what same day flights he was thinking of shipping the puppy on and he said 'he couldn't disclose that information without payment.' Again very suspicious as that isn't really critical information. He then harassed me for amex information for a few hours and I said I would give it to him as doom as hot the picture. He got very angry and told me to trust him and said he needed it immediately to book flight and transfer ownership. He never did produce any proof that the puppy existed and was on his custody, the address he provided was bogus, and they say registered with AKC which I could not verify. Someone needs to shut down this site. When I said I can wait a few days until he could provide info, he said he found new person within 5minutes to purchase puppy. This is obvious puppy scam and hope you can do something about it. Thanks Vanessa

      • I just got scammed by “” and their shipping company “ “for $3,400.00. It first started with $550 for the puppy. Then the shipping company contacted me saying that the puppy needed insurance for $975. After that, they requested money for a pressurized crate and vaccines for $800, thank that didn’tgo through. They then sent me a fraudulent letter stating that the puppy was stuck in Tennessee, unless I paid $1880.00. The puppy was in need of AKC Certificate , health records among other things. I can’t believe I fefor this scam.

    64. in Australia have just scammed us in New Zealand. They seemed really legitimate and we even signed a contract. We paid the money over and he said he never received it. We checked with the Bank who said if there was a problem the other bank would have been in touch. Then we found he had taken photos from other breeders in the US and Australia.
      We we sent an email saying the photos didn't had up and he better pay up all emails stopped. I have not emailed him again. The bank is taking steps to get the money back. We just don't want anyone else to be scammed.

    65. is a scam! I reported it this morning so hopefully it makes the list here shortly. They scammed me out of $630 this week for a Boxer puppy. I started feeling uneasy as soon as I sent the money and should have known better! They claim they're out of North Carolina, their phone number even is a NC number but nobody ever answered the phone when I called. They'd only communicate via email and text message. The emails they sent sounded so professional until they slipped and sent me a text telling me to email a certain address for the Saint Bernard Puppies, and I KNEW. This website is also associated to them. Man I wish I would have found this website sooner.

        • Please add the domain myminiPomeranian.Com to the spams list. His name is Dave Miller and he reports to live in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He scammed me in. I paid $600 for a mini Pomeranian everything included delivery. The day of puppy delivery to my home, I got a mail from a shipping company name- global shipping company asking me to pay $1500-$1800 for puppy’s electronic crate, food and water? I called him back and I have no response.
          Trying to get my puppy or refund back..hopefully someone can do something to stop these kind of fraud

      • is a total scam!! They cheated me out of $400 "deposit" for a yorkie pup in California. I was in communication with them via Instagram as I came across the same website: and Was looking to adopt a Yorkie. I was nervous but felt comfortable as their website seemed real until I came across the first comment. I brought it to their attention and within 20min of me bringing this website up and seeking clarification of the negative comment, the other 2 users posted their “positive” reviews. They claimed the original person tried to scam them by not funding the app, yet presented a receipt. Although they were respondent, they insisted on only accepting CashApp Which does not guarantee the purchase. They claimed Zelle had been maxed out on limit and would not accept to meet in person. I repeatedly asked for other pictures or videos of the pups, none were sent. When asked to make a smaller but reasonable “Deposit” To hold the puppy then pay full upon Yorkie pick up they agreed to 50% and given a residential address. This made me feel better and I erroneously agreed to proceed. I sent them the money, then immediately they prepped me to add more money to app and would contact again. I felt uneasy about the transaction the moment i sent the money and really should've known better. I took a closer look at their website and none was listed. Reviews are copies from other breeder website like Hopefuldreamsfamilypuppies in NY! I filed a fraudulent claim with my bank. Will report them to BBB, IG, and any other places I can warn people. Don’t fall for the same mistake I made. Fake info given was (559) 856-1442 Address: 13680 White Sail Dr. Victorville, CA. 92395. CA: $frenchi0012 Name: Shavonne King

    66. SCAM ALERT – annnnnd also SCAM Pet Shipping Email from CargoFacility@consulting .com. In-person is less risky with a scam.

    67. is a SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do not go here to get a puppy! They will steal your money and you will not receive the puppy that you wanted. They will send you a ton of videos and pictures of the puppies but do not be fooled, THEY ARE A SCAM!!!

      • Were you able to get your money back?
        How you noticed it was a scam? Did they mentioned problems with the shipment?

    68. We got scammed by

      My friends and I wanted to get three puppies from them – we paid a total of $2695. It turns out to be a scam.

      Now we are wondering what should we do NOW? Feel so hurt! There people are so bad! NO words can describe them!

      This is the address they posted on their website –
      1419 Westwood Blvd
      1419 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

    69. DACHSHUND PUPPY AVE / DACHSHUND PUPPIES GROUP on Facebook. Found the perfect little dachshund puppies for sale. Chatted with someone through Facebook messaging. Worked out a deal on price of puppies including delivery. We had offered to come pick up the puppies for a lower price, but they didn’t go for that. We were chatting from about 10pm until 1am. We’d agreed on terms, but it had gotten so late and we wanted to complete the zelle transaction in the morning. They tried to hurry us up last night, “oh, but it won’t take long and we’ll walk you through it!”, but they finally agreed to wait. Contacted them this morning, again on FB messenger, and asked if we could call them to ask a few more questions. Suddenly their friendly demeanor took a turn…they were upset that we wanted to call them on the phone…said he didn’t have his phone with him and they were at the park…I asked if he could call me when he got back to the office, but he accused me of wasting his time, saying they weren’t “slaves” and they could’ve sold the puppies for more money and not wasted time, that the dogs needed to all “leave together” to be delivered. His tone got so ugly, I said we no longer wanted to do business with him. He called us incompetent and broke. LOL. Well, we’re not as “broke” as he is…we still have our money! Anyway, AVOID them. SCAMMERS.

    70. Stay away from, located somewhere in Oklahoma. I purchased a puppy from them and used Zelle to transfer the money to him. I sent to him a confirmation of payment as instructed. According to my bank he completed the transaction the very next day. He was supposed to get back to me with the delivery information of the puppy – that did not happen. I emailed and called him several times, but he never replied to me. When he did answer the phone, he was very rude, and tried to tell me I didn’t reply to him, and I did not pay him. He is a liar! I have documentation proving he was trying to contact him. Today he answered the phone, and when he realized who I was, he hung up on me. Then somehow he immediately had his phone number disconnected. Now all I want is my money back! Again, stay away from this website!

      • Do you still have the phone number he gave you? I'm currently looking for a min pin and really don't want to lose any money. I want to research everything

        • Hi Kerry, I can answer that to you without you need their phone number as there are simply too many pet scams out there to note down. The best advice is – "will they have a live videochat with you where they show you the puppy before you put down a deposit?" If the answer is no, then chances are it is a scam.

        • Don’t buy a min pin puppy unless you are holding the puppy in your arms, trust me.

          • Also, the shipping companies may look legit but they can be working with the pet scammers as I found out the case to be.

      • Joyce, you are not alone. I was scammed by; the pictures and prices look identical on both websites. I paid $550.00 plus 150.00 shipping and 100.00 for ear docking. I had to keep calling them in Orlando, Florida to find out about shipping. They sent me an email the puppy was being shipped and a transport company sent me confirmation. The next day the transport company emails me and says the crate was inadequate and the puppy was in Alabama. They tried to extort money to rent a new carrier beginning at $1,300.00. They only accepted prepaid gift cards and Apple Itune cards. Supposedly when the dog was delivered, they would refund this money via check or cash, yeah right. I am out $800.00 and no puppy. I called the “breeder’ and he had a thick accent and quit talking to me. I am emailing the crooks multiple times a day just to console myself. I reported them to every known agency but was told it was hopeless.
        To add insult to injury, both of my min pins passed away in the past month after having them for 12 years.

        • The scammers name was Merten Tabbert; I found out the money went through Gilroy Kirk’s hands first, then to Merten.

    71. I just bought a puppy and I searched up the name and a bunch of scams had his name “Ivan Cooper” I texted him to FaceTime and we are in an hour. Hopefully this isn’t a scam but I have a feeling it is website:

        • Hi Maya, the best way to make sure is to organise a Facetime or similar video call. If they refuse to do that then there is a high chance he's not legit and you would be better off buying somewhere else.

        • Hi is it any way you can check I emailed about a puppy a few months ago and was told they’re not old enough to sell. Someone texts me today and said I can buy today and it will be shipped today. I told my aunt the good price and she said she wanted one and seller gave better price. My aunt said make sure it’s legit find out about payment transaction. She requested a zelle and I contacted zell who said it should not be used for purchase. I explained this and asked if she would be willing to send an invoice through PayPal and the crone changed in the message. She doesn’t use PayPal and offered to take a deposit instead of $900 upfront . She said she was a God fearing woman who would not do anything to jeopardize her business and that maybe true, but after a past experience and reading this thread not satisfied. I’m so upset over this , and that’s how I found this site. I decided to get the zelle and say my aunt doesn’t feel comfortable with the transaction just to make sure I’m able to report it if I’m able to confirm it is a scam.

          Name: Shon Burke This is the email sent to me for the zelle and the phone number is 559-601-0188

          • Hi Shazzadi, yes from what you have said its a scam, Zelle+”god fearing woman” are typical things I see in petscams. Couple that with advance-fee payments. The website was also made last month too which is very typical of pet scams. The very easy way to prove it is ask for a videochat with them where they can show you the puppy. Of course there will be an excuse.

        • Hi is it any way you can check I emailed about a puppy a few months ago and was told they’re not old enough to sell. Someone texts me today and said I can buy today and it will be shipped today. I told my aunt the good price and she said she wanted one and seller gave better price. My aunt said make sure it’s legit find out about payment transaction. She requested a zelle and I contacted zell who said it should not be used for purchase. I explained this and asked if she would be willing to send an invoice through PayPal and the crone changed in the message. She doesn’t use PayPal and offered to take a deposit instead of $900 upfront . She said she was a God fearing woman who would not do anything to jeopardize her business and that maybe true, but after a past experience and reading this thread not satisfied. I’m so upset over this , and that’s how I found this site. I decided to get the zelle and say my aunt doesn’t feel comfortable with the transaction just to make sure I’m able to report it if I’m able to confirm it is a scam.

          Name: Shon Burke This is the email sent to me for the zelle and the phone number is 559-601-0188

    72. Stay away from found a pup. Texted them. Sent 309 for down payment and then 400 to have him shipped. He never came. They have several names…Kelvin Myers and a supposed wife Katherine. Brodrick Cook was also a name in the mix. Numbers..18136703655 and 16122042170. Please dont fall for this.

      • I wish I would have seen this before I was scammed out of $1000.00 I am pissed off to the max.

    73. Stay away from Eva Mini and Giant Schnauzer website
      Phone: +1 (405) 562-6129

      They are crimes. I lost $3400 and never get a mini schnauzer that they were advertising. Initially they asked $700 (including shipping.) They were accepted only American Express Gift cards. Then they told me that I need to pay them $1500 for Thermal Electronic Crate urgently needed for the puppy safety. The email stated that 90% of this amount will be refunded after the puppy arrival. In addition, they told me that the puppy needs to be insured, otherwise the shipping company, Trans Pet Ways, will not be able to deliver it. They requested to pay $1200 which will be refunded upon arrival. Unfortunately, only after that I realized that I became a vicim of a pet delivery scam. The “sellers” had a heavy Indian or African accent. Their website is still on and they continue their criminal business.

      • Stay away from Email: Supposedly in Oklahoma but once they get in contact with you, they say they ship from Charlotte, NC. Puppies are suppose to be reduced to $600, plus $250 for shipping with nanny flight. Way, way too cheap or teacup and miniature schnauzers. It’s all a big scam!!!! Thank goodness that I came to this site before sending money!!!!!

    74. The scammers advertised a puppy on I liked a cavapoo and called the seller Harris. His email is and phone number is 9177910354. I paid $350 (50% )of the fee as a part of advance payment via venmo. He said he will ship it and that the delivery agent will contact me. The delivery agent texted me using a fake company website the tracking information. After I confirmed my shipping address and gave the go-ahead, the agent called me saying I should rent a dog crate before they process the transport. They sent me a list of dog crates to choose from. They said the rental fee for dog crates are 100% refundable. When I checked the link to select the dog crate I was surprised to find the rental fee as a high as $2800. When I refused to pay the crate rental fee they refused to transport the puppy. It was then that I got in touch with the seller and questioned him about the dog crate and he also insisted on renting a crate. I refuse and said I am cancelling the order and asked my money back but the seller said he already spent the money on paper registration and transportation. When I insisted further he hung up the phone and now doesn’t answer my calls. I am thankful I got scammed only once for $350.

    75. Contacted Lina Karllson from her post for a puppy ad. I texted (213) 275-4464 2132754464.She sent emails through All seemed well we came upon an agreement to pay $450 via Zelle (to email Name:Gray Mark) to ship a puppy to us. I was going to pick it up at the address: 5110 Lundblade Dr, Eureka, CA 95503. But decided to have it shipped. They said it would go through Petsafe which looked like a real valid pet shipping program. After we paid their shipper sent us a an email ( ) that asked for us to pay for a ventilated crate and vaccinations which would cost $1050 they also gave tracking info and a website (fake) . This raised the warning. I had searched for information before on the details I provided but could not find anything. When I Searched for I found a website that listed exactly the scam they were running on me. I then confronted the scammer and they got defensive. I have stopped all communications with them. Filed on and Zelle report.

    76. Please avoid and another one probably owned by the same people;
      Dog for Homes scammed us out of $750 for Denali (who is still listed on their web site)
      On the day she was suppose to be shipped they demanded another $500 for a special carrier (that is bogus)
      Please do not fall for their scam like we did, we are so mad, disappointed and heartbroken at what they have done!

    77. is a scam. Once they get your initial payment and give you a bogus contract with what turned out to be a bogus address, on the day the dog is supposed to be shipped, they ask for $1500 more for “refundable insurance” and climate controlled crate. Completely insane. Can’t believe we fell for it, but the initial email conversations and detailed many pictures of the dog were rather convincing. Our 10 yr. old daughter is emotionally devastated and we curse the scammers to burn in eternal flame. The name on the contract was Stefan Colden (probably fictitious, too). The payment was made electronically to But that may not be real name, neither. Just wanted to list these in case someone googles the keywords.

    78. Stay away from They also have a FB Page – African Grey Parrots home. If you communicate with them via Messenger, they will work with you to select a pet. We lost $650 for a parrot. They also tried to scam us for an additional $485 via a courier Service Fidelity Express.

    79. is a scam website. They reported had sphynx kittens at 50% this week. They asked for payments through cash app or Zelle. Their Cash app account name is Berg Marie. 859-888-3189. They said they were from Lexington, KY and the address provided on the shipping information was:
      Berg Marie, 160 Old Georgetown St. Lexington, KY 40508. I paid an extra $150 in order to have the kitten shipped to me. I had never used anything like that and was really nervous about it, but second guessed myself. I knew for sure the issue was a scam when I received an email from the shipping company stating I would need to purchase pet insurance for $850 through bank to back transfer or through Zelle, Cash App. When I asked for them to send me the account names, they were not business accounts. As I looked closer at the email, I could see grammatical mistakes and I knew it was weird that no other professional form of payment was accepted for this.
      Darien Nunnally

      CASH APP: $priestoo
      Ojo Emmanuel

      I am sad we didnt get the pet we wanted and we were scammed. Such a double whammy!

    80. My daughter was scammed out of $560 from alluring yorkies .com the young lady by the name of claim to work there and promised to ship a yorkie from Texas to Chicago through the airport we report her through her bank and other websites to dispute the money back but they have to do a investigation people out here is desperate for money

    81. I’ve found some pet scams on…I’m trying to get them blocked from advertising on

      Please beware of

      The one I almost got scammed by is claiming to be in Tatamy PA, but there’s no listing of them in the Tatamy PA Business listings, nor in BBB, nor in the Mainecoon Breeders listing by state. I have turned them in to but still don’t see them listed as scammers.
      They are offering to sell a full blooded kitten for $400 USD + $200 USD for shipping.
      They only accept payment by Zelle or Cash App, which are known to be used by scammers to receive payment for non-delivery fraud, specifically pet scams.

      Additionally, I have found other advertisers on that are listed here on PETSCAMS website (trying to get them blocked from advertising on Kijiji as well). and

    82. I got scammed for $300 from Super Shih-Tzu
      The guy goes by Rodgers Darryl says he’s in Raleigh NC
      Talks a good story
      He emailed me after I asked for information about a puppy
      It makes me very Leary of who is a genuine breeder

    83. pretty sure it’s a total scam – website has only been up 45 days or so, owner listed as from Pakistan on ICANN, and suspiciously bad english grammar when replying to my inquiry for a puppy. Won’t answer calls.

    84. is a scam. They scammed me out of $500 via Western Union and wanted additional $650 for insurance on the puppy. I told them that I have no additional money wanted a refund of $500 which they promise within 24 hours but never happened. Called and text many times but no return calls/text. The web site needs to be blocked with criminal charges. I have reported to FTC. Please help in closing this web so no more victims.

    85. hello i think i got scam bec facebook said Pet Available for adoption and i found out number is 237 is scam and i look up for global pet service said its scam pay though by world remit i paid fee etc 1900 dollar and i suoppse to get puppy in jan 19 but we in march never get it … so it’s scam and see email for or from pet travel agency specialists Mrs claudin moore and email is name is fonjack fotabong smac and other email is

    86. is a scam site. I inquired about a kitten on their site and their answers seemed odd and cold in the emails. I was doing some research and found the actual breeder site that they took the information from (ex: their story on how they come to breed Russian Blues was almost identical except for a few information like the husband’s name and how big their land was-6 acres instead of 13..). I contacted the real site owners just in case and she said she was aware of these kind of sites. They copy and paste her story and pose as a legitimate site to scam people. It’s so sad that people do this.. smh.

    87. Newest Scammer site almost got me.
      Don’t get hustled friends.
      Made calls to local businesses in that area with the address said there isn’t anything about of near by

      1079 4th St Crescent City, 95531 CA


      Find below my Zelle address details for your payment of $850 for Sweet-tart with delivery.

      First name: Bryant
      Last name: Okafor
      Amount: $850 USD
      Description/Reason for Transfer : Sweet-tart
      Service: Zelle Payment

      Please when you are done with the transfer payment, do take a screenshot of the transaction and send me a copy.

      Thanks and waiting


    88. Please beware and help make this viral. Was scammed and lost a lot of money


      You pay for the puppy and send a contract and everything. After this they ask to pay for a cage because your puppy might die in the cage they provided, after this they ask for insurance and you never get your puppy and lose all your money. They tell you that your money is refundable on arrival yet the puppy never arrive

    89. Cooper’s Kittens Farm –

      The website was registered less than 30 days ago, yet they claim to have been in business for many years. There are zero reviews online that can be found on this operation. Facebook and Instagram pages that are linked to from their site go to some random (fake) girl’s pages that has no followers or pictures. The web page also has multiple grammatical errors. They call themselves “COOPer’s Kitten Farm”, but the URL is “”. They say they specialize in the sale of healthy kittens from certified breeders, with whom they have enjoyed long-standing relationships but they claim that their kittens are born in their bedroom on another page. They claim to be TICA registered but they are not listed on the TICA website. Tons of stock images used across the website. All exif data (meta data) has been stripped from the pictures sent of the cat that I inquired about, most likely in order to conceal when they were really taken, what camera was used, any potential geo location, etc. No physical address listed. BEWARE!

        • Not relevant to this question (sorry did not know how else to ask) I filled out all the forms but when I hit submit nothing happens , how do I know it was accepted – don’t want to keep rewriting the whole thing.

    90. BEWARE!, and their “shipping partner”
      We were trying to get a puppy for our kids for Christmas. This guy (DEREK HARDINGE) advertised french bulldogs on his website and I contacted him through his site. He responded and told me he had a female puppy available and advised me I could pay for the puppy and shipping through Zelle. He was a registered Zelle user so I stupidly sent the money ($1190). He contacted me to set up shipping through a shipping company he told me has used for 4 years, Global Shipping and Delivery Inc. They emailed me on Wednesday and said due to the extreme cold the puppy would need a thermal crate to be safely delivered to our area. I checked with the seller and he assured me this was normal so again, I stupidly sent $1429 by MoneyGram. The next day I had another email saying the puppy needed health insurance to travel safely and when I balked at this, clearly thinking this was nonsense, they told me I was responsible for the dog and it would likely die in the airport if I didn’t pay the money. So again I sent the requested $1590. Each of these shipping related fees I was told would be refunded in full when the puppy was delivered Thursday night to our house. They made another attempt to extort money at which I said that’s it, no more and this is obviously a scam. We never received the puppy of course. Derek then said he would refund my money in full and go after the shipping company, which of course has not happened. Any attempts to reach them have gone unanswered. It seems to me Zelle and his registered bank account should be able to track down who he is since he is defrauding people of thousands of dollars. I contacted zelle and they said they would file a complaint but so far nothing has happened.

      • my God!! I was only scammed $405 and am sick over it!! horrible people out there, absolutely horrible. I am so sorry this happened to you

    91. Beware of Purchased a maincoon kitten from them for $499 during a promotion. Everything seemed legit until at the last moment when everything was verified and ready to ship, I get an email saying that the airlines had changed the type of carrier the cat could use on the airplane. Now I needed an electronic thermal crate because the weather was changing and the animal needed more protection. They did not sell the crate but I could “rent” it for a variety of prices depending on which one I picked. Of course the higher priced one would be much better. The price for rental was between $1500 to $2900 and I would be reimbursed 98% of the rental when the cat arrived at my door. Thankfully, I did not go any further. When I asked for my money back due to their 30 day money back warranty…crickets, no response.

    92. I wanted to buy cat and came across this website

      There you can search country and cats for sale category.

      I contacted several seller and they all move moved/ relocated to other countries. They offered to send the cat with delivery agency.

      I’m glad I have found this petscam website, as I read on, I realised I have experienced the same pattern. Lucky I haven’t bought anything yet.

    93. Hi, just wanted to warn everyone about I communicated with them via email quite a bit and they seemed legit (very convincing emails, etc.). Although a couple of red flags are they never answer their phone and do not accept payment by credit card. Only Zelle bank transfers. Once I paid for a puppy all communication stopped and I realized I was scammed out of $600. I have reported them to their domain host and IC3, but want to warn everyone to be very careful as these thieves prey on people’s heart strings. Best to always go in-person to purchase a pet! Never online! Beware of those that don’t accept alternative methods of payment and only want cash or bank transfers.

    94. Check into selling puppies. They got offended when I asked them for validation and references. They also sent me pictures of puppies that I found some of them were stock images on the internet. Some pictures have an electrical 220 wall outlet in the back ground. You don’t have those in the US. They sent me a pic of someone’s California I’d card and they claim it’s them. But the website and the person texting me have way to many in consistencies. The way they text I can tell they are us english as a second language. This person actually told me to have a little faith. I said why I don’t know you ,send me some references.

      Anyway the are most likely a scam.

      • Hi Matt, does not seem to be an active website. Can you check the domain the they are using?


      Ph: 17578999287
      Ph: 13614410347

      Names: Gardner Tryson
      Names : Richard liffton

      Address: Virginia, Virginia Beach Zip Code 23452
      325 Caren DR

      – Global Delivery Services

      They claim a pet insurance is needed and they will ship a puppy to you. LIES!!!!
      They have a huge operation and it is a huge scam. Took my information created a western union account and scammed me! BEAWARE.
      ALWAYS CALL & SPEAK TO THEM!!! They clearly were Nigerian and the numbers have no voicemail.


      Thank you,

    96. BEWARE!.. WAS SCAMMED BY Silver Valley Schnzuzers!! web: http://www.silvervalleyschnauzers, name: Clinton Andala, Phone: 919-780-8824 email: !!!! We sent $680 to this Clinton Andala,. But, then as they were scheduling the shipping details, something was off, the person whose name the gave us for the pet transportation was a ‘Thomas McBride’!! ..the email was in broken english and when i called Clinton, he answered, but didn’t say he was with silver valley, he has a very thick accent!

    97. Hilton Schnauzers, and Silvervalleyschnauzers. Com are both scam sites also. We were about to send the money when my husband got a weird feeling. When I started looking more into it I was relieved for us figuring it out before sending them money but sickened that these people are doing this. Im now researching more and seeing most of the sites that are popping up by doing a Google search for puppies are scam sites!

    98. is a scam! They claim to be breeders of English bulldogs, but there are no pictures of the sire and dam. If you look closely at the puppy pictures, they all have different backgrounds. There are no pictures of the puppies together. There are cute pictures of puppies in a child’s arms but they are not the ones for sale. There is no information on the website regarding the location. Indicating to me that once they find out where you live, it will be necessary to “ship” the puppy to you.

      I got scammed for 1,000 dollars. They claim to carry great dane puppies. I thought it was real because they made me pay by Zelle and looked real. They say they include crate and travel fee…. which is when I started to raise an eyebrow and started searching. After sending the money and speaking to a man by the name of Dennis on the phone I found their same pictures on a scam website by the name of Its actually the same website they just switched the name to HILTON GREAT DANE PUPPIES! They said they were from Michigan but their phone number said Overton, TX. In the process of getting my money back trough my bank. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND REPORT THEM ASAP!

    100. Well… I’ve been scammed…
      embarrassed to say how much.
      Sent money to Gilberto D Vasquez
      MUFG Bank
      Lady was named Kim, her husbands account… supposedly …
      I was just stupid.
      +1 (323) 498-4529
      Got a video of our future Pomeranian and every thing …
      if anyone has a lead or hint or where this thief is, would be great.

    101. Please beware of they are scammers selling french bulldogs I thought I really did my homework thought because they went through Zelle or google pay it was legit. However, I received a contract which really looked believable so I sent 900.00 through google pay. The scammers received an email stating that money was sent but emailed me to tell me to confirm the payment with google before they would release the money. Well they never reached out to me to authorize confirm anything. The scammers got the money as I went back to their website went over everything with a fine tooth comb had a bad feeling tried to stop payment through google pay the way you can reach them is by filling out a dispute form and I contacted my bank to stop payment and they told me I had to wait until Monday. Although I tried to end the payment but nothing I did worked. I will be calling my bank on Monday and I sent a dispute claim with google because I was never asked as a first time user did I authorize the charge.

    102. I was searching the internet to purchase a French bulldog puppy. came up with several testimonials that were very complimentary of the breeder. I completed the Contact form which was included on the web page and Shane contacted me. After a lot of back and forth emails and texts, I decided to purchase the puppy for $550 + $150 for transporting the puppy by air with a nanny to the Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA. I transferred the money to Shane via Wal-Mart2Wal-Mart on September 18th. On the morning of September 19th, I received an email from the supposed transport service (TF Flying Pet Nanny) stating that in order to ship the puppy, I must first send them $915.00 for required “Refundable Pet Insurance”. They advised that upon arrival of the puppy at the airport, I would be reimbursed 95% of the insurance amount and they would retain the remaining 5% as a fee for handling and processing. It was then that I realized that I had been scammed. Attempts to reconnect with the breeder, Shane, resulted in him stating that he was unaware of the change in the Pet Nanny’s policies and offered to pay 1/2 of the $915. Of course, I declined to do so and requested a refund of my $700. Of course, I heard nothing further from Shane.

    103. Pal Shiba Inu Puppies. It’s a SCAM! It all seems legit until shipping and then the red flags came out. If a pet shipping company ever tells you that you need to purchase a special kennel, it’s all crap. Planes already have pressure and climate control in their cargo areas. Don’t buy into it.

    104. For weeks, I have been emailing back and forth with a woman by the name of Marina Christela ( and she had been wanting to get rid of these goldendoodle puppies that she could no longer keep. We only had to pay $440 for the puppies to be shipped, but we asked if she could cover the shipping til they arrived and we would reimburse her. She offered to cover $150 of the payment, which was a good sign that maybe it wasn’t a scam. However, when I asked to see updated pictures of the puppies and photos of their vet records, she would avoid the questions and dodge any kind of answers. I used the pictures of the dogs she had sent me through email to do a reverse image search on google and I found that they were from a breeder’s website. So I emailed the breeder and inquired about the dog and it seemed like a scam. Then the shipping agency (americanairlogisticsmovers) contacted us and my parents believed it was legit so they coughed up the remaining money to cover their shipping. They sent us a flight number and confirmation number, but then a few hours later, they were demanding that we pay an additional $650 to cover the puppies’ insurance costs. They told us that if we did not cover the costs, we would be accused of abandonment and abuse of the puppies as they have already been flown to an airport somewhere. They assured us that we would be refunded the $650 once the puppies arrived and that if anything were to go wrong, we could sue them. Thankfully, we thought better of the situation and decided not to pay the additional insurance cost.
      Our family is absolutely devastated and heartbroken, as we had been searching everywhere in the country for affordable hypoallergenic dogs because the youngest child in the family is allergic. Now we are out $290, and extremely disappointed as well.
      Their contact details are as follows: (person posting the ad) (email for “shipping company”) (URL for “shipping company” website)
      1(406)219-8055 (phone number for “shipping company”)

    105. is a scam. Photos from Google Images used on their website as well as photos from Thinkstock used on the whatsapp profile. Goes under the name of Lisa from Upington and they “deliver” pets worldwide… Address furnished belongs to someone totally different in Upington.

    106. our scammers go by the email…
      money was sent by Western Union to HALEY TARRAN for:
      LANSING MI 48910 USA

      Hope this generates some results because we feel so taken right now.
      Because my husband is a retired vet we feel even more violated by this.

    107. Is there possible that we can get that money back? Has anyone ever succeeded? Please tell me how to do that, I called the police and I think it’s not working…

    108. is a scam.. AJ Aristide is the contact name and contract name.. phone number is +19034885370.
      I was looking at a French bulldog pup.. he asked for $500 up front, and the other $350 24-48 hrs after shopping confirmation.. never asked for more money.. Delivery agency sent confirmation email with flight info for delivery.. no dog.. delivery agency listed is American United Pet Delivery.. These people play it all the way to the end.. I was in text communication as she was supposed to be in the air..

    109. This so called breeder has scam written all over it. After inquiring about a puppy and answering the so called “breeders” questions he agreed to sell me a puppy. However when a asked for additional photos of the puppy and a phone number where I could reach him, he became hostile and said he refused to sell to someone who didn’t trust him. Why would I trust a guy I don’t Know? Also the way the emails seemed to be written by someone who talked like English was a second language.

    110. Please know that is a puppy scammer. The mule in this program is Ivan Cooper ( he has a very heavy accent from regions close to India)and his associate is Larry James. Both show to have an address 18323 Marcella Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44119. The photos of his wife and him are fake holding the puppy you would like to purchase. They use a Google phone connection that requires you to identify yourself as they screen all calls. Apparently the phone number is also available by text…440.644.0746. I have corresponded many times with Ivan. They like to use Walmart2Walmart money grams, and PayPal. Once they have your puppy money…about $650.00 they immediately send and email identified as This is to inform you that the puppy can not be transported for various reasons and requires puppy insurance…the insurance company is not identified and cost additional $1,350 claims to deliver to your home address and the insurance is 99% refundable. The tracking number will show Ivan Cooper and that the transport is pending the insurance payment. Ivan will make every attempt to even split the cost to capture additional monies. Also he will provide email addresses as referrals these are fake as well and only one will respond and say all the right things. Please note the emails:, Steven responded, but not anymore. Everything about this is total scam or fake. I have all the documents to prove my statements. I was able to recapture my monies in time. Please post this as soon as possible.

    111. Please beware of this website: It is a scam.

      My husband and I thought we were purchasing a Scottish Fold kitten from these people. Needless to say there was never a kitten in the first place. Beware of sending any money to Bryant Okafor or his partner in crime Alexander Gunther. Address given is: 1001 Lincoln Ave, Charleroi, PA 15022.

      • Thank you Diana. We will be creating a separate warning for scottishfoodandsphynxkittenshome . com

    112. check websites carefully. The pups are so cute and you want them to arrive safely. Be sure it’s legit before sending money. If they request more money it’s a scam


    114. Just had a run in with a scammer with pet shipping called, they scammed my mother out of $300 to get 2 puppies. She is heartbroken and defeated over this ordeal. It started with a craigslist ad for 2 puppies and she said that we just needed to pay the shipping. The guy I spoke with was rude, nasty, and condescending. I tried to tell my mother I believed it was a scam, but she wanted the puppies so badly. She was outside all night waiting for them. It’s horrible what these people do. Watch out!

    115. Please stay away from Mrs Lucy Bessem (
      want to sell jack russell puppy
      she telling that she will “send” the dog by a very serious transport company, and that you will receive a “confirmation email” from that you need to pay transport-fee, 100euro via western union to Odette Izong Bama, 00237, 32 Ringway street in Douala in Kamerun.
      When you asking for why you need to transfer money before you can see the puppy and why you need to send it to Kamerun, you will receiving an answer “You need to contact the trasfer comapany and you must to pay”

      (The seller, Lucy, told me she is from Poland and his daughter had an accident and she died in the hospital, that!s why they need to sell the puppies)

      So Just be safe, STAY AWAY

          • We also get an email from Tunde Bond. It seems He/she is active again. The description is too good to be real, that is why I searched the email address. This site is a very useful one. Thank you for it.

    116. Just FYI!! Beware chow chow puppies home! is a complete scam!! Thank goodness I figured it out before I sent money but not before giving out my name and address! This is just a complete shame! A Shame to the actual honest breeders out there!

      • We weren’t so lucky and we thought we did everything right. We were looking to purchase a chow puppy, black female. We came across this website and saw “Betty”. We were immediately in love. After speaking with ‘John’ and emailing back and forth, he gained our trust using religious faith and we thought he was an “HONEST” breeder. Once we sent $730.00 through Western Union to ‘Ronnie Dexter”, ‘John’ called and advised that he was preparing ‘Betty’ for delivery to our door. No sooner than we hung up, we received a call from an ‘Emmanuel Luca Jenson’, representing the flight company asking for an additional $1500.00. I advised him that was not happening as it was all inclusive. I received an email from him ( wonder how he got my email?) and I responded back to him and to the breeder the same verbal response I gave him over the phone. For two days we have been emailing, calling about ‘Betty’ and have received no response. He texted my husband’s phone at 4:30 am asking if he could call him as I had advised him that my husband is in law enforcement and our son is a police officer. We called ‘John’ one more time to give him the opportunity to return our funds and he hung up on me. We have contacted the authorities. We are pursuing this matter to every extent and hopefully we can get these thieves off line and in jail. They too, shall reap what they sow!!!! BEWARE of this website!!!!

    117. Please stay away from they are a scam. They scammed me for $800 for a siberian cat. This was not enough so his shipping service which operates under snap shipping service requested $1500 for kitten insurance. This was enough for me to realize that I am being scammed. Why does law enforcement does not do anything to go after these people? they have websites and are using email address to con people. how difficult is to track down these scum bags and arrest them?

    118. I just got the email from the pet mover, and all of you guys posts are right about asking for more money. But heres the kicker i managed to get my bank to freeze his account , guess who it was wanting more money lol

      Bank name :Regions bank
      Account holder : Demeris Hill
      Acct number :0276717623
      Routing :‪111900785‬
      Bank address :4314 W braker LN , Austin TX 78759
      Sending option: Bank to Bank wire transfer

      • If you demand a tracking number so you can monitor the tracking he will give you his new website.
        We can then add a warning for his new website!
        Hell hath no fury…… 😉

    119. scam guys phone number 619-786-9385 answered by a spanish guy who calls himself Mike. who is linked to Siff animal movers, a known scam with complaints online, the email address for Siff was sent by and the person who signed the email best regards was Dr Larry Parsons, no number or address provided
      and when i did a domain search this is what comes up
      Domain name:
      Registry Domain ID: 2352521218_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
      Registrar WHOIS Server:
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      Creation Date: 2019-01-15T16:48:03.00Z
      Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-01-15T16:48:03.00Z
      Registrar: NAMECHEAP INC
      Registrar IANA ID: 1068
      Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
      Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6613102107
      Reseller: NAMECHEAP INC
      Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
      Registry Registrant ID:
      Registrant Name: WhoisGuard Protected
      Registrant Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.
      Registrant Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
      Registrant City: Panama
      Registrant State/Province: Panama
      Registrant Postal Code:
      Registrant Country: PA
      Registrant Phone: +507.8365503
      Registrant Phone Ext:
      Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
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      For more information on Whois status codes, please visit

      • I also was scammed by Mikes Teacups. Same phone number that you posted. Man that answered had a foreign accent. Sent $599.00 and $75.00 for shipping. He wanted $920.00 more to send the puppy. Sent me copy of his photo license, I’m sure it is a fraud with the name Mark Welsh from Michigan. They advertise as from Calif. office too. No puppy received, no return of my money. I am contacting all authorities in MI. and CA. and many other organizations. I want this to stop.

    120. So again, I just wanted to let everyone know that is a TOTAL SCAM!!!! I see that they still have an active website and that isn’t right, after they keep scamming and ripping people off! The seller’s real name is: Adama Kouda and he lives in Maryland! His email: And the other scamming company he’s using is: Pets-Go Travex Delivery Agency, and the email:! Everyone beware, they’re SCAMMERS and FRAUDS!!!

    121. Another SCAMMER associated with BobEnglishBulldogPlace and other Pet Scams is: Pets-Go Travex Delivery Agency, and their email is:! They’re TOTAL FRAUDS! And SCAM ARTISTS! Please everyone, BECAREFUL, they’re nothing but SCAMMERS!!!

    122. BobEnglishBulldogPlace is a TOTAL SCAM!!! Seller:Adama Kouda,
      They’re TOTAL FRAUDS!!!!

    123. I’m almost positive I’ve been scammed, after reading some of these other reports! I paid in full, for a female English Bulldog, from a website called BobEnglishBulldogPlace, they asked me for info about myself, etc… everything seemed legit, until it came time for the seller to ship the puppy. They wanted $762.00 more dollars for an electronic crate, after I said no, they said to not email or contact them again! I have a P.I. friend, and the scammers name is Adama Kouda, and he lives in Maryland, not the Minnesota town he claimed, where the puppies are supposedly located. Total Scam! Outright Fraud! I’ve contacted my local authorities, and made a report. Now, I’m trying to do everything possible, to make sure this scumbag doesn’t rip anyone else off!

    124. I was able to get website shut down today. I know they will just move onto another one but I will do my best to find it when they do and get it shut down too!

      • Yes ma’am, I too was scammed by an online puppy seller! This website is called, and they scammed my daughter out of a puppy that she paid for in full! I promised her that I would try to do everything I possibly could, to make sure they get shut down, and can’t scam anyone else!

    125. My sister in law just got scammed from this person. However the name they used was David Landers. He says he is a police officer. The ad said the cost was $350 and free shipping. Now he wants more money for shipping and the shipping company wants money for feeding and caring. Now they want money for a DNA test to make sure to puppies are healthy for shipping. Somehow the puppies are supposedly in South Carolina.

      • Hey, that’s the same kinda scam that my daughter went through. Everything was set for the puppy to be shipped, and then of course at the last minute, they need more money for an electric crate to ship the puppy in. The Scammers website is, and the Scammer/Seller is:Adama Kouda! Please everyone, beware, and be careful!

      • I was scammed by someone with that same name as well for a French Bulldog. I have filed claims with the BBB, FTC, Ic3, and local authorities. I am looking to make claims anywhere I can and working to try and get my money back. David Landers is who I sent the money to but Ryan Austyn was on the contract. Said they were out of Minnesota. Same deal with crate charge, pet insurance, and then said a humane company had him once I started demanding photos and legal documentation. Then they demanded money and I told them no.

    126. We were, unfortunately, just scammed by on a French Bulldog. We had just lost our Pekingese very unexpectedly. My husband has been grieving terribly. He had been talking to my granddaughter about a French Bull Dog and she was determined to find him one so he wouldn’t be so sad. Someone had referred me to another website but they didn’t have what we wanted and it referred us to They were very sympathetic to our story, of course. I was told their prices were cheaper because although the puppies were AKC, they were show quality and they weren’t a breeder, just had the puppies at home with their children and other dogs.

      We couldn’t decide between two puppies and they were very responsive to our questions to help us decide which one we wanted. They sent an email with a lot of detailed information and the contract. I had searched on the net trying to find any bad reviews or information but didn’t see anything to make me suspicious. We signed the contract and wired the money. We picked a date for her to be shipped and they said they used a delivery company and the delivery company would call and email us the papers to pick her up.

      They also provided their text number and communicated that way too. When I asked what kind of food to get, they said they send out two bags. I asked for her date of birth as my granddaughter wanted to make a tag for her and include her date of birth. He said just figure backwards, I said that’s how you figure a due date for a baby, not the date they were actually born.

      My daughter was getting suspicious, as she had just been scammed by a travel agency. When I asked for updated photos or a little video of her playing. I kept getting the run around. I had searched the pet scam lists and didn’t see anything. When I did some more searching, I found right on the front page. I contacted them to try and get my money back before taking it any further but now, they wouldn’t answer the phone, texts or emails.

      I filed complaint with FTC, BBB,, the local PD for the town that showed up on their caller id and our local police. I also reported to their website hosting company and also to google because they used a gmail email and a gmail address for payment.

      He said their names were First name Aristide Jaelin Last name Hill Greene. Phone number (806) 452-3969. Email for payments was, correspondence email was

      I told them they had never experienced the wrath of a Nana whose granddaughter’s heart has been broken. I know they will just start up again, but I won’t stop until I shut them down.

    127. I am really sad that I want to report
      I pay a teacup maltese for $850 and then pay to shipper $1250.
      The shipper is logistics shippers.
      Please pay attention !!!!!!!!

    128. i got a email and pics of 2 large crates sealed up and zip tied about 2 english bulldog pups who are 12 weeks old and shipping fees are $520 and i am to pay unitech logistics before shipping and the contract looks legit but i need to pay thru moneygram or western union i even have a tracking# and carrier reference # but the thing is the pups are apparently coming from minneapolis and but there is a unitech logistics branch that will ship from ohio instead of the place in minneapolis and the phone number for the shipper’s husband is a 518 area code and is registered in new york where he works wie she works in minneapolis and the (unitech agent? ) said that the pups will be ship and delivered to my door same day and the number for unitech is a 614 area code in ohio, i told the seller and carrier that i am having difficulties on sending money even thru online which is true and that i will have to go to my bank cuz there is an issue with my card also true so i can’t complete transaction but also the (unitech agent? ) says that there will be an additional charge of $350 for feedings and care of pups per day until fees are paid to ship. i asked the agent what airline will they be flying on and what ground carrier will be delivering them to my front door, he says all that info will be available once fees are paid also that i would have to pay cashier of different name the fees cuz apparently their online payment on website is down. i would hate for this to be a legitimate legal transaction and loose chance of getting the pups but also i don’t want to get scammed and loose money. by the way the shipper info goes by regina robinson and so called husband’s name is thomas hamilton and his phone number and email is (518) 06-8612 which i tried calling but got text saying at work can’t talk. please be wise and don’t send money until you do your homework. like i said it could be another scam but i can’t take that chance and get screwed.

      • Hi Gene,
        I am 100% sure that this is a scam. Can you tell me more about the breeder as well as the shipping company. Email address, names phone numbers and websites are very useful. Any money that you pay these criminals will be lost.

        • The info I have is what I posted including email and if you Google unitech logistics there are 2 phone numbers and I did research under petscams and it came up as a scam. The other number 518-406-8612 might a scam also cuz no one picks up when dialed goes straight to number is no longer in service or caller can not be connected.

    129. We just got scammed. Trying to buy a mini dachshund through Saw a puppy we wanted to get. Inquired and got this response:


      I just received your inquiry with regards to our dachshund puppy. Thanks for checking out our puppies and i believe you will want to know a little more detail about Bella.

      Bella is 10 weeks old, short hair min, potty trained akc registered, current on all shots and up to date on vaccines. She is a smart and most intelligent dog in the little, very friendly and we train our puppies in exceptional ways in which they are well nurtured and goes along with other animals and kids. However, we have noticed that most clients buy puppies out of excitement and can not really take good care of them, so we find it hard to give out our puppies to homes that does not demonstrate a strong feeling for the love of pets. In that regard can you please let us know the following?

      -Where precisely are you located ?
      -Have you ever raised or owned a puppy before?
      -Do you have a near by vet clinic in your area ?
      -Does your environment accepts pets ?
      -What is your direct cell phone number?
      -Are you a breeder?

      We just want to evaluate your concerns on how you consider and treat dogs as it will help shape our reasoning to consider you be the new owner of this exceptional dog..We breed dogs not to make money but as a hobby so we ask $550 on each puppy to help sustain our passion. Find attached pictures and waiting to hear back from you.

      Thanks and best wishes.

      We responded with the answers and then were instructed to pay the $550 through Zelle phone app. Paid it through 2 transactions, due to fact that our primary bank isn’t affiliated with Zelle. Had to pay balance with secondary bank. This morning got an email from the transportation company giving us tracking # and asking if delivery info was correct. Responded that info was correct. Then received an email that due to weather we would need to “rent” a thermal crate for airline transportation. The cost of “rental” was $995 with $965 refunded upon delivery of puppy. I emailed concerns about what to do if we didn’t have that extra money. Never received another email. Emailed the seller asking if the was normal or was I being scammed. Never received another email.
      Then went online to website to see “Bella” was still up for adoption. Clicked on interested and provided another email and phone number. Got the exact email that Iposted above to my inquiry. Knew for sure it was a scam when trying to sell same animal a 2nd time

    130. is a total scam. They claim to be breeders, but scammed me for $700 for a maltese teacup. I contacted them and they sent a contract for a maltese puppy for $700 only for them to be greedy to come back for more to get me to send them $1440 for a special crate. They have a fake shipping company called moving wings. These fake scamming websites should be taken down.

    131. is a scam website – they lure you in with cheaper prices and do not deliver. They are stealing thousands of dollars from unsuspecting families and delivering nothing – we had a shipper sent to retrieve puppies and found the address on their contract does not exist although if you search it, shows a house but when verified thru postal service, they say it does not exist. The scammers sent the shipper on a wild goose chase around the state of Texas. Once you start the purchase process, they will come up with new fees and services needing to be paid everyday and force you to use their delivery service of which also begins to charge fees while pet is supposedly in transport – these fees range in the thousands. They even send flight itineraries which are bogus. They use money transfer companies that do not protect senders (Zelle, MoneyGram, Western Union, Cashapp, etc.) so you cannot reclaim your money. The names they use are James Enow (Texas), Rochelle Seller (Texas), Brandon Ojong (Ohio), Donalbenson12@gmail and phone number 614902-7094 / 849 628-4770– use any of these and your funds are going into a black hole, never to be returned. The scammers speak in very broken English and we believe live somewhere on the Texas/Mexico border in the area of San Benito, Texas – Kingsville, Texas and claim to be the tired old status of Christian trying to get you to feel safe – believe me, you are anything but safe with these people. If you have contact, please report to PuppyScammers website, Better Business Bureau and any and all agencies to get the word out even though they will just change their business name and continue the fraud. We have pictures and the text messages we can send to verify all of this, good luck!

    132. So I got scammed on December 24th.. Please stay away from !!!!!
      Like Sheri Wylie, I also got an email from the seller that I need to pay addtional payment of $999
      which is 100% refundable upon delivery.

      So I was looking for a kitten, Scottish Fold Kitten, to adopt online
      and found this website. I sent them an email because I saw a kitten
      that I was interested on their website.

      Later that night, the person sent me an email with a lot of description
      and told me they’re located at Amarillo, Tx. Gave me how much it would cost
      and the cost of shipping a kitten to me. They also told me they are TICA registered.

      I asked for them to send me pictures of kitten and they did, which I found out that they got it from other website.

      I tried to send the money using Western Union and she told me to make it available to this address. So that way she can pick up the cash

      Name: Taylor Hill
      Address: 2422 S Hayden
      State/City: Amarillo , TX
      Zip Code: 79109

      Which my bank declined or WU declined.
      So I sent money, $900, using PayPal credit. The person told me to use Friend and Family way so that I won’t get additional PayPal fee. Which I did.. I regret it so so much.

      I sent it to their paypal email address, .
      After sending the money, the lady told me she got the money and will
      have to get ready for a paper to send it to me. Adoption paper which took a day or two.

      On Wednesday, December 26th, I started to get worried because she said she would send me a kitten in the morning. So I called her the number she gave me. 806-370-7837 She didn’t pick up so I got worried more.
      After few hours, she gave me a call and told me she just left the air port and the shipping company will give me more details and tracking number.

      Few minutes later, this company call MIDEWEST EASTERN EXPRESS, sent me an email. I went to their website and it looked like a poorly made website so I googled them and they were listed on a Petscam website.

      What’s funny is that she later sent me an email saying how there was a trouble and wanted me to send her additional money of $999 and it will be fully refunded by the shipping company once they deliver my kitten.

    133. I answered a post on Craigslist (Knoxville) for two Yorkie puppies. the following was sent the next day:
      text Us at (720) 627-8363 Or email us at Thanks
      I was told that they needed $480 to ship the puppies since they had to move after placing the ad and were now in Maryland. I sent them $480 via Money Gram at Walmart. The next day I got the following:
      Dec 26, 2018, 12:01 PM (1 day ago)
      to me
      100% REFUNDABLE insurance for your MALE & FEMALE YORKIE PUPPIES…!!!!
      Dear customer,
      We wish to inform you that your puppy is presently on transit. The management would like to inform you that after an inspection of your puppy at the Insurance Department, it was noticed that your puppy does not have a life insurance license , so to prove that the life of the puppy is insured to be transported to TN. You must abide by our rules and cooperate with us so that we get a partial life insurance and proceed with your delivery.
      Reason for the flight Delay of Your Puppy * According to the US Aviation Commission rules and regulations on animal transport and 12 paragraph 2 sub 4 ” … the lives of all animals that are transported by the US must be fully covered by insurance Co -operation insured against all eventualities.
      * After a compromise between the US Commission and the US Aviation Pets that are transported from or within the US and this insurance fee should be from one animal to another depending on financial value of the animal. ” * We would like to let you know after the US Commission pricing , the price of YORKIE breed is (850.00 USD ) CASH REFUNDABLE UPON DELIVERY OF THE PET and your puppy is of this breed.
      Origin of INSURANCE ; This insurance has been introduced to protect the lives of animals or pets traveling within the US. This is because animals and pets have lost their lives and airlines or travel agencies are usually forced to pay huge amounts as compensation. For this reason, life insurance is introduced for animals, so if something happens to your animal during transport in case of an accident , wrong delivery or dead lost , the Agency will be free from taxes, such as the insurance compensation or fee place cover on them and not our agency. Thus, you will be refunded in full upon delivery of the puppy.
      Solution for your puppy on the road. It takes a month or more, depending on the Insurance Corporation fully insured a puppy with Valid Insurance Permit to such a pass to be transported within the US are given. AEL Agency is having a Partial Refundable Insurance Scheme , which is the life of your puppy during this delivery to give guidance. But you are required to deposit an insurance fee, which depend on the value of your puppy.
      From above, the Life Insurance fee you are to pay to the insurance company is ( 850.00 USD ) and your puppy can travel through his life within the US without problems. Because a good number of complaints from customers from numerous freight forwarders about this insurance system , the US / Canada Union animal Aviation Commission came up with a Refundable Animal Life Insurance Scheme.
      * This means you need the sum of 850.00 USD , which is a partial Insurance fee to pay for the life of your puppy during the transportation and delivery. This is the only solution at this time for the puppy to be transported as soon as possible.
      PAYMENT: You are requested to make the payment to our insurance department. Below is the address of our cashier you are expected to make the payment to : MONEYGRAM AND WALMART TO WALMART PAYMENT INFORMATION
      Postal Code………………………………..23513
      Amount……………………………..850.00 USD
      Advice to all our customers :
      Please email with the – digit reference number given to you by the MONEYGRAM OR WALMART cashier as soon as you make the payment, and the full names of the sender. Once the payment is confirmed, we will issue the insurance papers of your puppy and proceed with the delivery to your location.
      When I sent Ashley an e-mail and told her this was obviously a scam she quoted a few references in the bible and told me she would never scam anyone, she was a Christian. After doing the search and getting info, I sent her an e-mail with MY bible quote -a Christian could not mock the Word of GOD so easily and not be in fear of hell and damnation- “Galatians 6: 7 – 8 7) Make no mistake, God is not mocked. A person will harvest what they plant. 8) Those who plant only for their own benefit will harvest devastation…”and told her she was obviously in danger of hellfire and damnation for mocking God with her bible quotes and blasphemy. I haven’t heard anything from either her or the shipping “company” again. I guess I should Thank God for giving me this lesson at such a low price compared to some of the prices others on this site have paid. I can’t understand why the US Government isn’t interested in all this and why than can’t do a bit of investigation and and get some of these people their money back – or at least put these people in jail for fraud!

      • omg that happen to me they kept saying that we are Christians i can’t belive your saying this to me. they want additonal 530.00 and its fully refunded once we deliver the kitten to you. if you don’t pay they can charge your for leaving the kitten. They lied
        i want these people go to jail

        • Someone just said that to me. I’m a God fearing woman. I’m found this site today because I’m trying to figure out whether a person was trying to scam me

    134. My story began the end of Oct. 2018 when I saw a beautiful toy poodle on The seller had moved to Nevada from Atlanta and was asking for only the shipping expenses. He made the shipping arrangements with globalexpressfleet- pet delivery. From that time until now I paid the seller $470 and $3500 not counting travel and additional expenses for sending to the pet delivery movers for global. They sent me a tracking number and the website for tracking. These monies were sent Walmart to Walmart, Western Union, iTunes cards and money gram. I explained to them that I was retired and lived on a fixed income, but that didn’t matter. This money was used to buy two new crates which they destroyed, insurance, different forms, quarantine, veterinary fees, travel inspections (she was subsequently sent to California and North Carolina before reaching her destination). They promised me to have the puppy by tomorrow, but I’m not going to hold me breath.

    135. I also recently got scammed from and their shipping agency Initial I contact them regarding a do, the price was $500 to include shipping. I wired the funds, as the site and individual I spoke to seems legit. Seems they were also using a Money Gram scheme to lure victims. I was contact after the initial transfer that 1500 would be need because my pet was stuck at a SC airport and needed insurance/city permit to continue to travel. After this I realized this was a scheme. After some digging the past two days I found that other people have been victim to this same company in excess of 4K. I have been doing my due diligence to report these agencies to take down these sites. I have made reports with BBB, FTC, FBI, and report the domains and IP address as scams. I have even call prospective buyers who reached out to the dog site to stop from completing their transactions, and encouraged them to report the incident to FBI and FTC.

      • I have just been scammed by paradisebabies!! 900.00, I also used MoneyGram and sent cash, such a dumb thing to do ???

      • I to was scammed for 900.00 for a puppy, from / paradisebabies75 I also sent my money thru Moneygram, the lady that took my money said it sounded legit. Now I think Moneygram was in on the scan, I to have reported and called everyone I could. I guess to some people 900.00 isn’t enough to worry about!! This website is still working! Someone was waiting at another Moneygram to get my cash, why can’t y’all do any??? Pointless to even report, and that’s why people don’t!!!This website is still working and I want my money back!! I even talked to the FBI, we can put a man on the moon but we can’t catch scammers, ????

    136. Craigslist is full of scammers & almost got me! Melissa says from Texas then found same people New Orleans Craigslist. They claim to have 2 frenchies that they are giving away and won’t answer if u ask where to come pick up but if u ask to ship they tell u to send 600 western union & that they will pay other expenses & lots of mushy stuff about the pups. When I caught on they text back they are Christians & wouldn’t do this to anyone & trust them etc. don’t ever believe u get 2 free frenchies! Not happening!! Even getting one less than 1000$

    137. I was scammed out of $2050 for a toy poodle pup. $800 to the seller and $1250 to the pet delivery movers. She provided me with a tracking number and website for tracking. But once he supposedly was given to the pet delivery company, the charges started. They promised to refund all money in cash, I was told to make Walmart to Walmart transfers and Western Union transfers because they could see the money immediately. When I told them I was disabled and didn’t have that type of money, the seller agreed to pay half of the fee, but just so happened to have gotten into a car accident on her way to take the funds to the pet moving company and she had her young child send me a sms text saying my mum is being rushed to the hospital with a fracture. The moving company even sent a photo upon my request of this poor little puppy in a wire cage and accused me of stressing the puppy by not paying the $2150 to have him shipped. Once I looked up the import laws for a dog and told them, they ended all contact.

      • I just had a very similar situation… I got scammed $276, which was half payment and then all these bogus fees from Pro Cargo Logistics .. Pro Cargo told me the dog was at the airport and I needed a special crate which was $750 and because time was of the essence I had to send it through pay pal to a private email .. .. After that was paid I received another email for $550 for shots, that’s when I ended it.. NEVER heard from anyone after that.. Lesson learned …

    138. I was looking for a puppy for my daughter and goggle searched Pomsky for sale in California a few popped up. Natural I selected the second one and it seem to be a legitimate site, so I filled out my info to get contacted. I was immediately contacted via email with pictures of available puppies. I was then contacted via text message by a person named Desmond Mumah asking more info and implying that they had several puppies and could send overnight. I then questioned that it seem sort of fake and they wrote back stating that they would not jeopardize themself for $700. So I continue to ask more questions and I wasn’t convinced but it was enough for my wife so she proceeded to send the money via money gram as they requested all stating that not to mention it was for a puppy because they would then charge us more but to say it was for a friend. Once the money was sent they sent over delivery info and would follow up the next day. We waited all morning desperately to hear back and nothing until I texted asking for follow up. They finally replied back saying they were busy. They claimed that they misses the last flight for the day and would schedule the following day. We received an email from stating that the delivery was scheduled but due to weather the puppy had to receive a $90 dollar vaccine and then transported via an air conditioned crate costing $900 that would be refunded in cash and thats when I speculated and goggled the delivery service and found the scammers list and they are on it.

    139. wow this is so crazy that people actually do this with puppies. I was interested in getting 2 dachshund pups from championdachshundspups. com which is the same information from this one that you mentioned. I Showed interested and was communicating with Daniel thru email, texted the same number and i found very ackward call, the text or number is not a regular number. then his very heavy accent similar to the scammer and lastly being told get get a walmart card for payment. lol i said to my self this is a scam and i actually told him i didn’t feel confortable with this transaction. I told him there are many scammers out there and he said its all about trust lol , and hang up. I then decided to google him and his number i found this website, for sure ITs a scam !

    140. is a scam. I did not end up going through with them but they had all the typical signs of a fake and once I aked for his name and mailing address he stopped replying to me! The website is called Handsomepugs and the email is

    141. the majestic or majesty poodles puppies is also a rip off. they wanted money and I said no,not until I have the puppy.
      I dont hear from them anymore. I cant believe they do this to people.

      • Probably same people doing MAJESTIC FRENCHIES they were all for putting one on a plane but if u say you will make the trip u won’t hear back. I told them to put a sheet of paper in front of the dog with the date so I would know it was a real picture & they photo shot it laying next to dog. I said no I want a different picture with it in front but never heard back! I found at least 6 doing this on TX Craigslist. I reported 1 to FFC. This one saying 2 Frenchies, male & female for free they are moving to place not allowing pets & just pay shipping. These people have several names Sierra Reed, Mellisa May. They can’t spell & I think are Mexican. I’m reporting all!!! It’s my mission!!!

      • I’m talking to them right now about buying kalid for 700 and they told me to send the money western union which seemed odd to me and now I found this. How did you end up paying all the extra charges. And how do you know you were scammed it’s only 2 days old


      Hello whoever it may concern,

      I was just about to lose around 1000$. So called Paewla Franca Price together with so called Gary Anderson ( tel: 00447418337569) from Global International Shipping Company using the email address: Are scammers! They offer cutest King Charles cavalier puppies who just don’t exist!!!!
      She provided her address even: Flat 303, W3 building. 15 whitworth street west Manchester.

      Please, be careful with them!!! They play on our feelings!

      Please, share this info to as many people as possible!

      her contact number is: +447451243662.
      The web site she sent me is:

    143. Beware and stay away from it is a beautifully done web site and the puppies they’re advertising have been there since July and only one puppy has been updated and marked as sold. They offer things such as free shipping voucher so hurry before the voucher is gone.. this is the first red flag we should have noticed. They even have the audacity to have a scam section on the site warning about using Western Union etc. They gave us a bank account that we did a wire transfer into that our bank verified the funds were claimed and the seller claimed they never got the money. They have taken us for $700. We have also filed an ic3 FBI complaint.

    144. They are called Casto_puppies on instagram. They are located in NJ
      Below is the address provided:
      101 South Shore Road, Northfield, NJ
      I am trying to purchase a French Bulldog. They offered me two for 1050.

    145. We have found several scammers on the sponsored links on Ebay. Don’t go to any of them. It’s all the same people.
      All the same scam. 50% off with shipping at $150. We turned it in to Ebay but they just come back with another site.