Victim Location 29615
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I have been searching for a Corgi dog and this website shows up (only as ad in front on the site) Ad www.uptowncorgies.com/?
I saw a dog I wanted more information about to I used the contact us section to get more information. I got a text message saying to check my email. They emailed over a few more pictures and saying why the price was cheaper than normal. He said he had flying vouchers to get the puppy shipped for free and I just needed to send the deposit over. Next thing he was messaging from another cell number and saying to send over the money via Western Union. I was about to send, made an account and all, but there was an eighty dollar charge. I asked if we could do paypal or another means to send and he said he would split that with me and lowered the price $40. So I said I would just send it with my credit card and he said it had to be cash. This was a red flag for me so I told him I didn’t have all the money in the bank so I would have to do it in the morning and asked for more pictures of the dog.
That next morning I googled searched the images of the dog picture he sent me about found the exact dog, pictures and learned he was sold in 2017. I soon got a text with "new" pictures but they were the other on the website. I text him the link that I have found and he blocked my number.
site I was on – https://uptowncorgies.com/contact-us/ (asking about Denver)
site I found used information – https://www.nextdaypets.com/directory/dogs/0eb01fcb-bcb1.aspx
I am glad I found out it was a scam before I sent the money and hope this does not happen to anyone in the future.