Mandel cockapoo/ James Shontia/

Vanessa – Nov 16, 2020

I was just talking to someone from this fraud website regarding a cockapoo named Marley who was also supposedly $699 they got back to me fairly quick and insisted I check my email and sure enough it was the same email you all received. I began to text with someone regarding the pup, Thankfully I started looking into the website a bit more and came across all these comments. I started texting the person and telling them that they are scammers and sending them images of the messages I found here and he insisted they weren’t scammers I will see if I can screenshot the messages and post them here. There is a pandemic going on in this world and these people from this website only worry about scamming people shame on them.

Edwin – Oct 02, 2020

We got robbed out of our money by another similar service. This time when I contacted Mandel Cockapoo. I asked to pay by PayPal and they refused. So I right away stopped conversing with them. BTW, I also received the same email from them. Ripoff giveaway was when they only take cash.

Kelsey – Sep 04, 2020

I just had a similar experience. I emailed and he texted and called at 1am. He was very Unclear about the delivery service and how to get the papers. I asked a number of direct questions and got no clear answers. This is clearly a scammer and he should be stopped . I received t he exact same emails as the others here also .

Lacey – Aug 31, 2020

Scammer’s phone 4054677842

Scammer’s website

Scammer’s address Unkown

Scammer’s email [email protected]

Country United States

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Initial means of contact Email

We have been on the search for a puppy. We found the site, mandel’s cockapoo puppies and were excited to learn more and buy a puppy from them. I spoke with a man on the phone and he was a little pushy and wanted to know how we would be paying before I ever received the further details I was asking for. He was able to provide more pictures but was unable to produce vet records as requested. I did further research and found that all of the statements on his site are verbatim copied from other articles about dogs. Of course, I did not send him money at that time, but I am disgusted to know that others might fall for this. During my continued research I found what I believe to be multiple sites set up by him as they are all designed in the same way and repeat most of the same information. This person is working hard to scam hundreds if not, thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims. Please see the other sites below that I believe may be linked to the same scam. (this particular site is clearly fraudulent as the email address at the top of the pages changes from [email protected] to [email protected] when the site is designed to look like they are selling poodles!

Below is also a copy of the email I recieved.

Dear Client,
Thank you for your interest in our puppies. Mark is still available for $699. Mark is currently 11 weeks old, they easily interact perfectly with kids and other pets (including cats and bigger dogs). They are also undergoing potty training to go on pee pads and the outcome has been so impressive. Our breeding stock goes through Hip Displysia, Cardiomyopathy1, Hypothyroidism, SAS, Aortic valve Diseases test and hence we can assure you our puppies are healthy and have no skin and heart diseases nor allergies .

Our puppies come along with;

– Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee,

– A 3 years Health Guarantee,

– Travel Crate,

– Change of Ownership paperwork,

– Up to Date Vaccination certificate & Vet records,

– Some treats and a blanket which has the scent of their Mom and the litter mates to give the puppy a sense of well being and security.

The price for each puppy is the same as stated on the website ($699). We are located in Atlanta, GA and we make arrangements to ship the puppies to the closest major airport to your location within USA from where you can pick up your puppy at the time of delivery or home delivery. We have 2 shipping options, cargo shipping which cost $100 where the puppy flies in the cargo of the plane and you pick up from the airport and there is also the lap nanny service which cost $300 where the puppy flies in the cabin of the plane accompanied by a lap nanny and is delivered directly to your home.

For clients who prefer to pick up their puppy/puppies in person, you will be required to pay for your puppy in advance so we can place the puppy on hold and book an appointment for you to visit on the weekend closest to the date your payment for the puppy is received. We will need a minimum of 24hours to put together all the necessary paperwork you will be taking home with your puppy.

If you will like to complete your purchase today or soon, please request a copy of our contract and we recommend that you read the payment options below, get back to us and specify the payment option you wish to use to complete your purchase so we can provide the guidelines and information you need to proceed.

Note: The payment options we accept included;

* Zelle Pay, this payment option can be completed using your Banking App (if your bank has already adopted the Zelle pay service), contact us for guidelines on how to proceed with this option.

* Applepay


* Googlepay

Feel free to give us a call with questions not already answered in this email.

Phone number; (405) 467-7842

Best Regards

Samantha – Aug 27, 2020

Victim Location 44106

Total money lost $699

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I found a cockapoo on and inquired about her. They quickly approved me.

He explained that he wanted a $400 deposit and would do it through Zelle.

I went ahead and did that. He got me connected to a dog delivery service called supreme public logistics. They were to do a nanny service which meant that they would carry the dog on the plane and deliver it to my door. James Shontia Explain that he needed the remaining $299 because he really needed the money for his wife who needed treatment.

The delivery service called me at the time that the dog was supposed to be delivered asking for an additional $1000-$1500 because the airlines no longer excepted their crate and I needed to purchase one to transport the dog. At that point I didn’t do anything else I realized it was a scam.

The transport service also moved very quickly. They told me that they were going to deliver the dog the following day, but ended up saying that they were going to deliver the dog the same day.

Below is the initial email that I received from James, the seller.

Thanks for the interest in adopting a puppy from us, We are a hobby breeding Christian family that has been breeding Cockapoo Puppies for almost 2 decades. We breed Quality Exquisite Cockapoo Puppies -rare & traditionally colored, we are specialized in raising all Color & Standard Quality Cockapoo Puppies. We raise only the best companions for families and top of the line Cockapoo Puppies! We offer elite, happy, healthy, wrinkly, and stocky puppies. We are proud to produce the Cockapoo Puppies bitch-multi champion of several countries. Quality above Quantity!

We are dedicated to the improvement of the Cockapoo Puppies breed. The intent of our dedication is to assure that the are dedicated to the improvement of the Cockapoo Puppies breed. The intent of our dedication is to assure that the dogs produced by us will receive appropriate care and will be protected from indiscriminate breeding so that the outstanding qualities of health and temperament are enhanced. It is to be recognized that each puppy represents many years of careful breeding and is considered to be of extreme value both to us and to the buyer.

We have considered your application to adopt a puppy from us and more than happy to let the puppy join your family. We do have puppies available, they are all spectacular pure breed AKC registered puppies. They are puppies with all shots, well trained, vaccines and vet records updated, by placing these puppies for adoption, We are searching for a knowledgeable and cautious person/family who can offer tenderness, nursery with lots of love kisses and hugs.

These gorgeous puppies are 10 weeks 2 days old and will be the perfect match for you/your family. They will be the best playmates with a great personality and good temperaments with kids and other household pets. They will be coming along with vet records, and full AKC registration papers attached to their package with lots of play toys, we will also send them alongside their handbook and feeding booklet, they are Registered Pedigree with 2 years Health Guarantee, Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, Micro-Chipped (In case ever lost or stolen), Current on all vaccinations, De Wormed, Puppy Packet (Toys, Dog bones, Vaccination schedule and history, Crate Training info and Potty Training info.

Please Promise us that you will shower lots of TLC because we never want puppies to end up in a shelter or rescue center. We feed our puppies with Blue Buffalo and we recommend you continue feeding the puppy/puppies you adopt with blue buffalo because it’s a very healthy food We are located in Atlanta, GA and our current address are 170 Boulevard SE APT H133, Atlanta, GA 30312, We have puppies ready to go now and will be shipped to your home address or we can arrange delivery to your closest local airport. We are ready to begin shipping arrangement with Delta or United Airlines(PetSafe), Each puppy cost just $699. We choose to use Delta or United Airlines(PetSafe) because they have a special service that handles all kinds of animal shipments with care and maximum expertise.

These puppies are estimated to be 13 and 18 lbs max at full grown. We wish to know the following from you because our primary concern is the well being of the puppies and not the money.

Where are you located?

Do you have kids?

Why are you interested in this breed?

Do you have a garden at your home or a large yard?

How soon do you want the puppy/puppies over?

Which of the puppies do you want ? check the Have you any pet experience?

Are you a breeder?

Are you involved in any pet store, commercial dog breeding operation, or buying dogs for resale?

Thanks for your time and I hope to read from you soon.

Best Regards

James Family’s Pups

170 Boulevard SE APT H133, Atlanta, GA 30312

Carmen – Aug 31, 2020

I am so sorry that this happened to you. I pray that he is somehow stopped and help accountable for his actions. I have reported him in multiple places and believe he is running multiple sites.

I hope you are able to find the perfect furry friend soon! ♥

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