Holly – Jul 17, 2020
Victim Location 59802
Total money lost $805
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I found iconicaussiepups.com when I was looking to purchase a mini-aussie puppy. I had multiple conversations via emails, texts and one phone call with Dwayne Cesar about a particular puppy named Camilo. I received pictures and videos of the puppy, as well as pictures of the supposed parents of the puppy. The phone call and responsiveness of Dwayne made me feel as if this was a safe site and a reputable breeder.
I was told to send $650 for the dog as well as $155 for shipping via Zelle in order to get the dog shipped and delivered to my door by a delivery service, as well as to receive a bill of sale and be tranferred full ownership of the puppy. After my payment was sent on 07/16/2020, Dwayne confirmed receipt and told me the puppy would be shipped the next day. He said he wasn’t able to get in touch with his lawyer in order to send me the bill of sale but that he would get it to me the next day.
The next day, Dwayne was slow in responding to my initial inquiries, but he did text me back and say that the bill of sale would be coming to me the next day and that the puppy would be delivered directly to me by 2pm on 07/17/20. By 3:30pm, there was no puppy and I began to research Dwayne and iconicaussiepups.com. I then found them on two different scam alert websites – puppyscam.com and petscams.com. Dwayne did send me one final text telling me that he was still waiting on the lawyer and to please give him some time.