Victim Location 91745
Total money lost $500
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I WAS PLANNING ON BUYING A PUPPY FOR MY DAUGHTER’S BIRTHDAY. i FOUND THE WEBSITE AND PROCEEDED TO INQUIRE. AN INDIVIDUAL CONTACTED ME AND GAVE ME INFORMATION ABOUT THE PET… DETAILS ETC… I WAS INTERESTED IN GETTING THE PUPPY AND WAS GIVEN INFORMATION TO ZELLE MONEY FROM MY ACCOUNT INTO THEIR ACCOUNT. SEE INFO:
! Make the payment to the email and name below so that we can proceed. You have to make the payment of $500 now and you will hand over $50 to the delivery agent that will bring the puppy to you. So, make the payment of $500 now to the information below. [email protected]
Name: Clinton Boma
Reference: Rosie Once the payment goes through, you have to take a screenshot or picture of the confirmation page and send to us for confirmation.”
I PROCEEDED. DAYS LATER I WAS REACHING OUT TO GET INFORMATION FOR THE PET; IE FOOD TYPE AND CRATE. THEY NEVER RESPONDED. I FOLLOWED UP WITH CALLING. NO RESPONSE. I PROCEEDED WITH PULLING UP PUPPY SCAM AND SURE ENOUGH FOUND A SITE THAT LITERALLY HAD WHAT I JUST WENT THROUGH EXACTLY.
I PROCEEDED WITH CALLING AGAIN AND FINALLY GOT A MAN WHO HAD THICK ACCENT. HE TOLD ME IT WAS EASIER TO TEXT. HE TEXT ME AND PROCEEDED WITH ACTING LIKE MY PET WOULD BE OKAY TO SHIP OUT THE NEXT DAY. ORIGINALLY WHEN I PURCHASED PET I WAS HAVING THEM WAIT TIL SHIP A DAY BEFORE MY DAUGHTER’S BIRTHDAY. I WAS WORRIED SO I WANTED TO EXPEDITE THE SITUATION.
HE KEPT GOING BACK AND FORTH ACTING LIKE PUPPY WAS GOOD AND COMING. I HAVE ALL EMAILS AND TEXT TO PROOVE THIS.
THE NEXT DAY NOTHING ARRIVED.
I HAVE CONTACTED POLICE AND SUBMITTED ON WEBSITE 1C3.GOV. ALSO BANK WAS PROCESSING A CLAIM. STILL NOT SURE IF I WILL SEE REFUND.
HERE ARE DOCUMENTS OF WEBSITE WHICH IS STILL ACTIVE AND PHONE STILL WORKS
Victim Location 97225
Total money lost $300
Type of a scam Online Purchase
FAKE Dog Breeder.
Their website lists 11 mini dachshund puppies, with currently 2 marks as sold. They give a small description of the individual dogs and their personality and have a full testimonial page on their site as well. Everything looks pretty normal. But no physical address is listed on their contact page.
We emailed back and forth around 30 times all together over the past 2 weeks.
They allowed us to put a deposit on one puppy for $300 (out of the $550 + shipping listed) and said we just needed to give them a delivery date for the puppy and they could hold her until then. They also said to send a follow up email as a reminder when it came closer to the delivery date (we waited about a week and a half while moving into a new home).
When it came within a few days of when our new puppy should arrive I emailed Neta about the flight details and how an airport pickup process works (they offered to have her brought to the house or that we could get her from the airport. We are in Oregon, their phone area code is New Jersey).
All is great until the day before arrival. Then it’s no answer to any calls or emails. The final payment of $250 was thankfully unsuccessful due to an error in the info they gave me to send it by. They ask that you use Zelle and send a confirmation photo when completed. When that didn’t work for me they then asked me to put it on an Apple Card. Obviously this is a huge red flag. From then on when I had questioned why they would ask for payment that way, they wouldn’t respond any further.