Pet Scams

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I have been scammed, Michelle Tolbert

  • by: Mrs1978
  • #46157
  • Mar 15, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $95
Was looking to buy my husband a pup for his birthday, so found these English bull dogs for sale price set at 270.00 and they could ship them if I paid the shipping fee. So shipping fee was 95.00 and I had to purchase an Amazon card for the shipping fee, take a picture of it and send them the info. Did So and I had even talked to them on the phone. They have these puppies posted in sales papers and also online. They then said the carrier for the puppy wouldn't pass for the puppy to be shipped that it needed a electronic create to travel in and wanted me to pay for that as well at this point I already knew it wasn't right cause if you are selling puppies online you already know what all they need to be shipped. that is the website they are using.. and they are corresponding by the phone number I gave up above.
Names reported:
Web/emails reported:
[email protected], http://nicebulldogpups.strikin­
Phones reported:

I have been Scammed by Adria Casper

  • by: Nest4
  • #46150
  • Mar 15, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $770
I wanted to buy an Amazon parrot and his asked me to send her the money and I did but I never got my parrot.
Names reported:
Adria Casper
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

What will come next !

  • by: MariaM
  • #46114
  • Mar 14, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $950
This company first asked me for 320$ including paper work for a adorable yarkee puppy Thais was 11 weeks. Then the company calls and asked for 500$ to 750$ to process the puppy through Texas airport to Sacramento. I got and email all attach it stating the time the airline was going to departure and arrive and time of delivery. It’s been 2 days and still waiting. Then I get a 3rd email request to pay 975 $ for life Insurance for the puppy or it will not travel. This perdón called at 2 am what company does this. I was so upset and disappointed. Then I get a text message stating I was saying this “ Dear Client we already reported you to quarantine department for pet abandonment and they are just waiting for some hours if you're not alone with insurance payment as regards you will go down for as ordered by quarantine department. Thanks customers service.” I’m so mad 😡. Told them I was going to proceed with a police report and they did not care. I hate people like this.
Names reported:
Cyril Shiteh, Maria Munoz
Phones reported:

Don't get scammed I did last year and almost did again!

  • by: NEENER
  • #46023
  • Mar 09, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Pomsky Puppies for sale
50% Discount . Free Shipping USA and Canada
30 days money back Guarantee
100% Refund .Sameday delivery Visit on appointment
contact now via email ([email protected])
Names reported:
Carey Johnson
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:

Pure bred puppy for sale scam

  • by: Nikimarie1313
  • #46019
  • Mar 09, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Multiple fake ads on facebook, Craigslist and google claiming to have pure bred dogs for sale in your state. They send stolen picture of real breeders animals and ask you to wire the money then they will ship out your new puppy.
Phones reported:

Ive been scammed by Russell trying to buy a puppy

  • by: Marinaivanyuk
  • #46014
  • Mar 08, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $200
He promised me and swore he wasn’t a scammer. Sent me pictures of the puppy even a tracking number that worked for the wake shipping company that he used . One thing I’ll tell u is that he knows how to play with your emotions .
Names reported:
Russell Harden
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Phones reported:


Krispy Popcorn

Oct 11, 2017 5:37 AM

haha, the same with me. I was thinking that was a sweetest email I have aver got hahaha= ))))). Blessings to you and your family and may the lord be with you and thanks for the interest you have for our 2 baby marmoset monkeys Terry and Thelma. All we need is a loving home that will take the babies as their own children . We love these babies with all our heart and they are like our own Kids . So if we say we are selling them , means we are like betraying the love we have for the babies . All you are suppose to pay is just for their paper works , their cage ,toys , transportation and doorstep delivery services which will cost you $800 for the babies and nothing extra and doorstep delivery services. You know these species of exotic pets are so expensive especially marmoset monkeys but money is not our problem but a home that can promise and just assure us that the babies are coming into a lovely and wonderful family that they will be well loved and cared for .ok? The babies are very friendly with kids and other house pets like cats, birds and dogs. They put on dresses and diapers and are just 9 weeks old now.Their names are Terry & Thelma and they respond to their names .Terry is the male and Thelma is the female.I am a Vet Doctor by profession and our babies are updated on their health records. They are very great home pets and their company is so entertaining and will always make you feel happy . They are very intelligent, obedient and friendly and they do not bite . They are also potty trained and home raised along side with kids and other home pets like mentioned earlier.You are the first person contacting us about these babies and we will prefer that we give them just to you since we just got another contact .These baby Marmoset monkeys are the cutest and we know that they will make a very friendly , loving and happy companion for you and your family. Their vet bill is not expensive at all . They can visit the vet once or twice a year if need be . we just relocated and that is the main reason we are willing to send them back home . We got relocated to the Presbyterian Mission here since my husband is a Pastor and so we had to come over with the babies and our family but since we arrived here , the climate here is not good for the babies and also we are so busy with church activities and dont have enough time to spend with the babies and that is why we want to let them go back home to a loving and caring home . I am a vet Doctor and as a veterinarian by profession I'm presently working with the veterinary clinic here and my husband is a pastor at the Presbyterian church just close to me . We Intend to give out these babies for adoption to a lovely ,caring home and we will be sending the babies with a hand Bible which will be a gift to any good family that intends to take them and love them . This gift of a bible is been given by my husband and so that babies will have to travel with it .ok? And you make sure that when they arrive ,you take them out for stroll they really love that and on Sundays or when ever it is the day of Church for you, you can take them to church like we usually do . But will first like to know if you will love them and also how soon do you need them so that we can proceed with the adoption and if so , then you get back to us with these complete delivery addresses of yours such as Your full names ........ Your full house address......... Your Telephone number.............. Your postal Code/state/city And the names of the nearest airport to your house...... We hope to read from you as soon as possible with the addresses as demanded so that we can direct you on how to make the payment and we proceed with the transportation procedure right away.ok? we wait to read from you soonest and love you all Stay Blessed Mrs Mary and pastor collins

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 ?