Pet Scams

1207 reports /

Brought a puppy

  • by: Mac653
  • #59392
  • May 21, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $700.00
I did the most stupid thing found website for Pomeranian puppies was email back and forth for months and not thinking sent this scammer my money through Walmart to Minnesota.i just wasn’t thinking so I called the # a guy answered phone and said don’t worry puppy will be shipped Tuesday which is today said someone would contact me by 8:00am no call the address of person was 637 maple lane eagle lake Minnesota.
Names reported:
Ryne Jorden

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I have been scammed trying to buy a dog

  • by: daltoncoffer
  • #59468
  • May 23, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $689
I tried buying a Yorkie on Champion Yorkies, so I paid the people $689 and they said it shipped. So the “delivery company” started texting me and said they needed $750 dollars as insurance and that it was refundable. I knew when they asked for that it was a scam.
Names reported:
Paschal, Josh Smith
Phones reported:
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Purchased a puppy

  • by: Jstarnes551
  • #59921
  • Jun 6, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $240.00
I answered an add on face book to rehome a 10 month old puppy! The add was through a rescue group in Ely Nevada, it had pictures I double check the pictures with reverse check them seems to be real, they asked for a deposit to hold the puppy . I got an address in Ely 1140 ave k in Ely . Excuse after excuse why I couldn’t pick up the dog then they want the balance so the could pay rent 190.00 I didn’t sent it they contacted me two days later on they Day I was supposed to pick up the dog with the excuse the daughter was in the hospital I would have to way till Saturday. After several texts I confirmed it was a scam and believe they are from Africa I have texts but way to many to send with this report
Phones reported:
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

Supposedly I was paying to have a free tea cup pomeranian shipped

  • by: Briezy243
  • #60086
  • Jun 12, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $300
I responded to a free pomeranian puppy add,
All I had to pay for was shipping. The shipping company turned out to be a scam.
Service cargo logistics.
Names reported:
Richard Madina
Phones reported:
561-349-7006, 419-702-0321
Web/emails reported:

Potential scan that i avoided

  • by: nunzee
  • #60222
  • Jun 17, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was working with an online kitten agency, Country British Shorthair Kittens (, about purchasing two kittens. They offered me two white British 10-week-old kittens for $350 each and said that there would be no shipping charges as the air carrier had offered them some coupons for free shipping. Then they told me that they would send the following with the kittens:
Medical certificate
One year health guarantee
Complete medical records
Playing toys
Cat litter
Bed and blanket
Cat tree
Starters food (including menu)
A box and compact CD, so you can watch to see that they like.
I became suspicious upon learning that they were offering so much for such a relatively low price, and so when I asked them for the name and phone number of their veterinarian, and if they would send me photos of the kittens with my name on a slip of paper next to each kitten, they stopped answering my emails. So I am convinced that they are a scam operation and sent them an email telling them as much. I did not receive a response to that email either.
Also reported:
Country British Shorthair Kittens
Web/emails reported:

Healthy Maltese Pups

  • by: Ansel
  • #60255
  • Jun 18, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $550.00
I was purchasing a dog and was told to money gram $550 to Young Coleman and that he had these puppies for sale at a lower price because he was waiting for another litter and had to get rid of what he had. After getting this money he again asked for another $850 to ship the dog. This money was for insurance that the dog would be okay when it arrived and the $850 would bee returned. Did not send the $850 and he got very beignet and screamed at me.
Names reported:
Young Coleman, Henry Powell