Pet Scams

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Nearly scammed by this woman

  • by: Tcs1812
  • #39036
  • Sep 15, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
She says that you can't view the pomeranian pups but instead she can ship them to you. I asked to view the puppies before I out money down, she asked what my exact location is. I told her Brisbane. She then responded with "I am in Darwin and want them gone ASAP via crate delivery" I told her I would be on the next flight but needed her address and phone number. She wouldn't give it and when I said I didn't feel comfortable with the whole situation, she told me to "go to hell scum, a##hole"
Names reported:
Mary Gift Vega
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

EClassified website

  • by: iyah
  • #39000
  • Sep 14, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Claiming she/he has 11 weeks old maltipoo and asking $300 for deliveries. This persons needs to be banned from posting any adds!!!
Names reported:
Memina Debra
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

I have been scammed by Scott pat Sanders

Went to buy a dog from this person and they ask for the money to be sent though WesternUnion so I sent money for the dog. Got the info from a shipping agency saying they need money to insurance the dog for his flight sent that he did not get on the flight the sent me another email the next day saying they need more for a AC carrier that when I was like no the person shipping him should have taken care of that there shipping him! I'm not send 1,900 more dollars seem fish now I'm out 2,000 dollars and a puppy.
Names reported:
Scott Pat Sanders
Web/emails reported:
[email protected],­ppies-for-sale.html
Phones reported:

Got you

  • by: eddiewhite
  • #38892
  • Sep 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $650
I try to get an English Bull Dogs formed treasure English Bull Dogs on-line sent the money through money gram but then I need a animals transport for 900.00 more dollars I didn't send it they stop answering my phone calling.
Names reported:
Blake Foster
Phones reported:

I have been scammed by Klin Biden

  • by: Blackhawks50
  • #38851
  • Sep 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $700
They have a puppy on website sent them 700.00 in a money gram and they said they sent it to a shipping agency but then the shipping agency said I need to give them 1200 to a Walmart to Walmart money gram and klin was paid out of the 700 was 150 0f the 700 was to go to shipping and I keep getting the run around now I believe the shipping company and the puppy place are scammers I cant get a response out of the shipping company that's is unique logistic company in Austin Texas.
Names reported:
Klin Biden
Web/emails reported:
Phones reported:

I have been scammed by a pet carrier (tried to get a pet and was not delivered)

  • by: Jess2001
  • #38790
  • Sep 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $650
When we approached an ad on facebook we beileved that we would be buying a chihuahua but instead we were told to give a deposit of 350 dollars in a money gram then we were told that there was an "insurance fee" that was 700$ and the person said they would cover 400 so we paid 300 again and when the person said the dog would arrive in 3 hours and 30 min when and when the dog didnt arrive we attempted to call to no response then we finally looked up the number to find it was a scam
Names reported:
Mbia S Asobili, Sanuel Asobili
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:
540-300-1611, 757-585-3006


Kate Maivnxtawm Lor

Jul 31, 2017 8:51 PM

OMG, I thought this was too good to be true..... Scammer aks Patricia sent me this email.... Hello, Thanks for the interest you have for my puppies. I have a male called Timi and female called Bella, both pure breed Maltese, they are 12 weeks old, vet checked, registered, well trained(potty trained) and have been well socialized and love the company of kids and other animals. They are very healthy, and have all their complete documents. I am selling because I am in the military, I was promoted and my unit will be sent in Maine. The price is low ($200 each) because I must find a loving family, before August 4. All i really want is for the puppies to move into a nice and caring home. I will love to ask some few questions before we proceed. Have you ever raised a Puppy before? Why are you looking for a Puppy? Do you have a vet around your home? Would you be interested in Timi or Bella or Both? How soon do you need the Puppies? Where are you located? Sorry if asking too many questions, i just want to be sure that you are going to provide the love and care needed for these Puppies Thanks and waiting for your reply. Attached to this mail is pics with Timi and Bella I googled their number and sure enough lead me here!!! grrrrr

Rolanda Faubert

Jun 17, 2017 11:45 PM

i was inquiring about beagles. from Norman Paker. he told me the fee was 290. but then bumped it up to 300. i looked at the map on craigslist and it shows my area. but yet the loser says he is from Richmond Va. gave me the address of 915 Hill Top Dr, Richmond, VA 23225. he supposedly said his landlord owns the home. what kind of fool does this guy think i am. and to boot the picture for google shows an older couple. pretty shameful to use other peoples pictures and identity.


Mar 02, 2017 4:46 AM



Feb 23, 2017 12:57 AM

by: Brokenheartedmom #24521 Jan 30, 2017 Monetary Loss: $600 This phone number just text me about an African Grey also, I didn't answer them because I never text them in the first place. The number I did text was 505-657-8230 and 256-277-3919, funny how the number you dealt with contacted me too. Sorry this happened to you but these people are still doing the same thing with the same phone number.

Melissa Loftin

Dec 12, 2016 1:48 PM

Here's the thing about buying dogs from Craigslist. I'm not certain about other states' laws, but specifically in Texas, it is VERY illegal to ship or even travel with a dog, going in OR out from Tx, without a current rabies certificate and if the pup is traveling with anyone other than the owner, a valid health certificate is required. So if you're considering a puppers from Craigslist, and they start talking to you about shipping it to you, ask for a current rabies certificate (whether you're in Texas or not). It's as easy as them snapping a pic with their cell phone if they're legit. Aside from that, most legitimate people I know (including myself), do not ship animals, especially across state lines. I am aware that *some* shelters and breeders use volunteer transport services, but these are generally free, although it's common courtesy to help with their fuel costs. As with everything else in today's world, stick with the tried-and-true "If it sounds too good to be real, it probably is"

Cheryl Guy

Oct 25, 2016 12:57 AM

BEWARE!!!!Pretty sure these guys are scamming people too. The images of the male parent was ripped off oa another breeder's website. English is poor too.

donna green

Oct 20, 2016 1:17 PM

Donna there's another thing I wanted to mention when they show you a map of where they live. Go to your computer satellite the area when it happened to me I did that and it brought me some where in Kansas these people are all over the place I wish I can catch them but there are too many of them there are people scamming people everyday do your homework

donna green

Oct 20, 2016 1:06 PM

Donna the scamming on Craigslist and other websites if you want to buy a dog go on go to your local shelters if you see a different area code don't do it when you buy a dog you have to fill out paperwork if they say you have to send money to Western Union its a scam if you buy a dog and if it's local tell them you want to see the animal Craigslist 25% of it is good but the other 75% that's where they are luring people in. Read between the lines

Caleb Elise Morgan

Oct 19, 2016 3:53 AM

There is a man by the name of Charles Wayne who's ad on Craigslist I answered. He is offering two Husky puppies to be rehomed at $250 each or $400 for the both of them. An offer I now realize is too good to be true; because it was. But I was so blinded by my own excitement that I didn't think twice about it. He shared his story with us about why he was trying to find good homes for the dogs in an email that I still have and shared multiple pictures with us as well. Only after I nearly sealed the deal, I thought to reverse search the pictures and the email to ensure I wasn't about to find myself in trouble and I was right to do so. The pictures found no results but a quick search through Google images and you'll find them there. The ad on Craigslist was almost immediately taken down. This guy IS A SCAMMER. I asked for a current pictures of the male dog as well as a picture of him and that day's newspaper alongside him as it is almost impossible to fake that unless you're really good a photoshopping. Lucky for me, I had taken graphic design and knew how to figure out if it was a fake. That picture NEVER came. It has now been two weeks with no answer. Our number was blocked as were our email address! He claimed he could ship us these dogs for no extra fee as the $250 would be the shipping fee. But how would I know if that crate would ever reach me and if it did? What would be inside? Do NOT trust this man or his story! Here are the pictures of his "license" that he sent to myself and my boyfriend who were looking in to purchasing the dog. His email address is [email protected]

Wynona Wilson

Oct 04, 2016 7:44 AM

Straight fell for it . WAS SUPPOSED TO GO FROM MARYLAND MICHIGAN GOT HALFWAY THERE AND HAD A HUNCH TO GOOGLE THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS CAUSE THEY WERE ACTING FUNNY . I should've know , they did this to my younger brother except they wanted money that time , they had the same pictures & told me they were for free and I could come get them TODAY or have them delivered for 550$ . My brother and I were going to get both husky pups & they told us they were free so I don't get what they were m.o was . I was mad at first but then I thought about it 😂 Wrong people to try and rob LMAO . My brother is a veteran and I'm just crazy 😂😂 I had a knife and baseball bat just INCASE . But we turned around before we had passed through Philadelphia thank god .


Jul 12, 2016 10:23 PM

They are now using Facebook online garage sale sites to scam.people...


Jun 02, 2016 10:46 PM

Oh ya about Husky. The site was Craig's list. I think everything on there is scam. And also I had my son write them from another email and they answered back to him asking which one he wanted a female or male husky. The thing on there site just says they wanna find good home for there husky they Christian people and they don't believe in money. And bla bla. I know for sure that they have more than one site that they scamming. U know what gets me most. That I suppose could of went to Hawaii to get that dog myself. Can u imagine that if someone really would of done that and they would go all that way, money spend, lies and no dog. Wth. People if u wanna dog go to the store and buy one for more money but at list u know what u getting. And also in there conversation she said that it was her moms dog but she died not too long ago and she was the one who was breeding or had that husky. Anyways more BS and that's all.

donna green

May 11, 2016 1:44 PM

These people use different email accounts. If the number is a different area code other than New Hampshire. You have to do your homework before you even get into getting a dog don't go to Craigslist because there's a lot of scamming if people want a dog go to or remember one thing these scammers are not using an application if it's a purebred dog you would have to sign papers


May 11, 2016 3:05 AM

Amended:She's using the number to text as (540)693-0154.She's still posting on Craigslist with the same ad but she took the pic down.


May 11, 2016 2:50 AM

I was scammed by this lady who put this ad in Craigs list back in March of this year.I just found out she changed her email adress.She use too use [email protected] and know she's using Amandajane [email protected] was using maltese puppies.She was located in Grand Praire,Texas.Stay away from this person.She says her daughter is allergic of the dog hair. She got me for $250. I am glad to read from you regarding my puppies. They are AKC registered, vet checked, potty trained, up to date on all shots, pedigree, can be microchip and will make very good household pets and a great companions and they will be given only to a good and loving home. The reason why I am given these puppies out is because my daughter is allergic to hairy animals and I cannot keep them anymore. They are very sensitive teacup Maltese puppies and portray the following characteristics. They eat 2 times daily and have adapted to that. They are very humble and take to order like when order them to lie down. They are DNA tested, USDA standard and get along very well with kids and other household pets. They are 2 months old and currently weigh 1.5 pounds and their estimate adult weight is 3 to 4 pounds maximum. They love kisses which make them get more adapted to you and they will always jump onto your body to kiss your cheek each time you call out their names. They will be coming alongside their travel crates, clothing, food remains, bathing items, food bowls, puppy kit starter, playing toys, blanket for cold, a hand book containing detailed information about teacup Maltese puppies. I will also include a menu for their diet so you can know exactly what to feed them with and when to feed them. First of all, I am a Christian myself and I looking for a Christian and a pet lover to re-home these dogs, so before we go deeply about the adoption of the dogs, I will like to know more about you and your family like; -Are you married? If yes, do you have any kids? -What is the nature of your job? -Will you take both dogs of just one of them? If just one which of them are you interested in, the male or the female? -Why do you want a dog(s) at this time? -Are you morally and financially prepared for this? -Are you a Christian? -Give me a brief description about your environment, -A name, location and a contact number will be highly appreciated. With the above information, I will be able to know more about the home where one or both of my dogs is/are going to. The female puppy is called Micky while the male is called Nina. I am asking $500 for the two dogs and $250 for just one dog, hope you can afford that!!! Please get back to me with the answers to the questions so we can proceed. Thanks and stay blessed. The Lord Directs The Steps Of The Godly. Psalms 27:35.

donna green

May 04, 2016 11:52 AM

These people use different Gmail's the pictures they use on me they would German Shepherd puppies the email was Kelly morise at this is the person that was trying to sell me the German Shepherds and they were linked to a couple of the gmails they turn out to be bad ones

Angie Campistrous

May 04, 2016 1:37 AM

Hi Shannon! How can we stop this woman? This is all so hurtful yet so frustrating.

Angie Campistrous

May 04, 2016 1:36 AM

This is one of the pictures used Donna

donna green

May 04, 2016 1:10 AM

Send me that picture. I would like to see it.I have a FBI agent working on my case

Shannon Crooks (familyvideos)

May 03, 2016 5:57 PM

this is in regards to acampistrous, #5412. I answered an ad on craigslist for the same pics of puppies, she was listed as in Hattiesburg, MS, asked me a bunch of questions, when I told her I would come to Hattiesburg, she said she relocated to Atlanta and can only ship the puppies, I copied and pasted your scam alert back to her in the next email. She is using the name Ashley Telma and using the email address [email protected] She is using the exact same pictures as in your complaint.

donna green

Apr 26, 2016 8:40 PM

These people they are scamming a lot of people Craigslist is the worst I have somebody working on my claim you have to do your homework before you buy a dog tell them you want to go to the house and see the dog before you purchase one

donna green

Apr 25, 2016 9:04 PM

2 Fox Miller Diane the numbers they used on me 1-218-319-2644 jet pets 1-443-201-1272 the email was Kelly Morise at this Gmail came up with two other bad ones and one of them was linked 2 Epping New Hampshire these people are good there a lot of bad people out there screaming for money if you're going to buy a dog go to Petfinders are all you have to do your homework before anybody scams you and specially on Craigslist is the worst that's how it all started for me and then they say they need extra money for shipping When anybody does this when they give you a phone number call tell them you want to see the dog don't send any money to Western Union tell them you want to meet them to see the dog if they don't give you an answer they are scamming you

Angela Keene

Apr 25, 2016 4:37 PM

Yes I did. But nothing has came out of it

Fox-Miller Diane

Apr 25, 2016 3:16 PM

Wish I had seen this site first. The infamous "Aaron Smith" got me too. Unfortunate for them I'm NOT going to just let it go.

donna green

Mar 16, 2016 9:53 PM

Lucky I lost only 250.00 I was on Craigslist the next day someone reply back they are scraming It must be some way to catch them

Sheri Silvers

Mar 16, 2016 5:33 PM

I just contacted Micheal Ndam through the texting this is the one who stole 550.00 from me for a German Shepherd puppy. He tryed to say he sent it. And that i didn't want it . hes still at the same number. I also saw that he scamed another person. It was for a diffrent breed. But he still goes by RoyalSheperd. Its the same area code and number


Mar 16, 2016 5:15 PM

Thank you Sheila. I'm on their trail....very, very close now!!


Mar 16, 2016 5:13 PM

I'm on their trail...very, very close to a bust!!!


Mar 16, 2016 5:12 PM is a FRAUDULENT site...they are configured and owned by another web site...STAY AWAY!!!!!!!

donna green

Mar 16, 2016 4:48 PM

Hi Walt I understand the frustration I want to catch the ones that did it to me I want to help others that don't fall in the same category if the area code is not the same as yours look into it these people that are doing this are so convincing just don't send your money to Western Union I want to go get my money back but it was gone


Mar 16, 2016 4:30 PM

If you go to and upload the image it'll tell you on how many sites that kids profile picture is used in. And the dog too. The dog I picked was from a magazine from 1999.


Mar 16, 2016 4:21 PM

I understand your frustration. I still wake up or randomly think of how people could do this. They tried using the same Pet express stunt with me. I e mailed and told them the initial payment was sent and they replied " my regards to your family" I've fracked the pics they use and report every website they have , in Spanish and English (they have many of both) used google earth to track the address it came from & sent it to Georgia PD. I don't hear Much about it :(

Jacqueline Rios

Mar 16, 2016 3:28 PM

It's so horrible . I have had contact w 3 women aside from myself that this has recently happened to with same person

donna green

Mar 16, 2016 3:26 PM

It was a German Shepherd puppy put $250 for shipping and handling this person has a couple of emails I want deeper into the emails they are pretty bad I was looking for a puppy on Craigslist what a mistake

donna green

Mar 16, 2016 1:43 PM

this person I was tracking Kelly morise at I dug deeper into the email and found out they had couple of emails it turned out to be bad trying to sell German Shepherds if you try to run this email it's pretty interesting I am going to track this person I'm just have to have the FBI investigation try to put this person in jail scaming all these people who knows I'm going to trace these email I am not going to give up imagine how many people they have scammed already do your homework especially if you're going to go to Craigslist


Mar 16, 2016 6:35 AM

Has anyone been scammed by a guy called george leny, selling a Maltese puppy named mady?


Mar 15, 2016 5:33 PM

Scammed in Pennsylvania by [email protected], also know as STAR POM also known as, star.poms.3 on facebook, also known as (last Name) Dickson, uses Goodwill Dickson as store front name, then a company called True Pet Express called to say they needed $990.00 to deliver the pom...traced the # (703) 828-5047 to Centerville VA...Have reported to local PD, FBI and MoneyGram...thats about you can do...but Im still tracking...I will get these SOB'S!!!


Mar 07, 2016 11:36 PM

I found the people who's pictures they were using for the scam site & they filed a report to the FBI .. Also called money grams fraud line , filed a complaint but follow through is useless

Angela Keene

Mar 07, 2016 11:20 PM

I contacted western union and they notified their police department. I filed a report with the fbi

Jacqueline Rios

Mar 07, 2016 10:58 PM

Did you file a report to your local police dept ? Or contact the company of payment ? And your bank ?

Angela Keene

Mar 07, 2016 10:54 PM

Yorkie puppy

Jacqueline Rios

Mar 07, 2016 10:53 PM

Was yours for a cat or a dog ?

Jacqueline Rios

Mar 07, 2016 10:52 PM

Got me for 500 wanted 1500

Angela Keene

Mar 07, 2016 10:49 PM

He got me for 490. Was wanting a 1000 more

Jacqueline Rios

Mar 07, 2016 10:48 PM

This person also scammed a nj girl for a yorkie .

Angela Keene

Mar 07, 2016 10:39 PM

I did about 2 weeks ago

Jacqueline Rios

Mar 07, 2016 1:47 PM

Anyone scammed by Aaron smith ?