Mini Schnauzers Heavens

Brent – Jul 14, 2020

Same experience as everyone else except I was scammed for $3100. I paid $1500 for the crate and then another $900. When the flight supposedly landed in Dallas TX they asked for another $800. The said they were in a city 4 hours away from Dallas when the flight just landed, which was impossible. That’s when I determined it was a scam.

Tamara – May 27, 2020

Spoke with Karl Burns, he was going to sell me Nick, had me Zelle him $700 then the “shipping” company messaged asking for more money for a new crate, that’s when I figured it was a scam, he got me for $700!

Ashley – May 27, 2020

Victim Location 33990

Total money lost $700

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I found the website through Google, emailed the contact and asked if the puppy was still available, then I got the emails below

Mini Schnauzer Heavens

May 8, 2020, 10:50 AM

to me, bcc: me


Thanks for submitting your inquiry and nice to know you’re interested in one of my Mini Schnauzers puppy (Nick), He is 8 weeks old and ready for his new forever loving home.

Prices are currently reduced because we are having our 15th Anniversary Sales and primarily we breed these puppies for the sake of experience and love for the breed and not for profit making.









$700 USD




$700 USD


Getting a good home for these puppies is the most essential thing we have ever wanted and I’ll like to ask some few questions if you are ready to take home one or two of my puppies….

-Have you had a puppy before?

-Do you have a vet in your location?

-Where are you located precisely?

-How soon do you need him home?

Please do not be weary of my questions, I just want a caring and loving home for the puppies where they can be spoiled rotten.

I await your reply

Cell: 213-349-1356

Kristy Copeland-Acuti

May 8, 2020, 12:19 PM

I live in Cape Coral, Florida. I’m 42, married, with a 16 year old daughter, 2 cats and 1 dog. Our dog Izzy is super loving and caring, but she’s getting older.

Kristy Copeland-Acuti

May 8, 2020, 12:20 PM

And I forgot, our vet is within walking distance

Mini Schnauzer Heavens

May 8, 2020, 1:08 PM

to me

Thank you so much for your reply, I am so happy to know that you are willing to adopt Nick into your home.

More details on his personalities.

-He is not yet neutered

-He is house and potty trained

-He eat 2 times daily

-He is socialized with kids and other house hold pets .

-He likes to be carried a lot and be spoiled.

-He likes to be kissed

We are located in 5305 Cottage Cove Dr. Riverbank, CA 95367 and will be very happy if you can come for the puppy yourself but if you can not make it here any time soon, then the puppy will be shipped to your address with one of our Free shipping coupons. So you are paying a total of $700 including shipping and home delivery fee. This money will be paid directly to us to facilitate the registration process of the puppy at the shipping agency.

Please provide us with the following information which will enable us to issue a transfer of ownership document and also to register the puppy at the pet shipping agency for flight and home delivery.

Your Names……

Your full address……

city / postal code ……

closest Airport to your home…….

Phone number ……

The puppy will come with the following,

# Health Certificate.

# 1 year health guarantee

# Complete vet record

# Crate

# AKC registration papers

# And a hand guide that will help you on basics of food the baby feeds on.

Your Puppy will be delivered to you within 48 hours after you make a purchase. We ship puppies by Delta Airlines and American Airlines. These airlines are very experienced in animal shipping. They take excellent care using experienced pet sitters while they maintain strict guidelines assuring the safety of your puppy. Nick will also be very comfortable during the flight because he will be in a temperature regulatory crate and inside will be some play toys, blanket and food stuff.

Once we receive your information, we will mail you back with our bank info for the funds to be made available .

Thanks And Waiting.

Kristy Copeland-Acuti

May 8, 2020, 2:57 PM

to Mini

I tried to call so I could speak you in person, but I would not be able to come out there. We live near RSW or Port Charlotte airport in Florida. If you’d like, give me a call 239-297-4706

Kristy Copeland-Acuti

May 8, 2020, 3:07 PM

to Mini

Kristy Acuti

1402 SE 19th Ln, Cape Coral, FL 33990

RSW is the closest major airport to me

Mini Schnauzer Heavens

May 8, 2020, 3:18 PM

to me

Hi Kristy, your delivery details is perfect. Nick will be registered for home delivery tomorrow morning so you shall be getting your puppy home delivered within 48 hours after this purchase is completed today.

You have to send the payment using Zelle and you need to download the app on your phone then follow the steps to make payment. You can also send Zelle Payment from your bank App.

Below is the address to use in sending the payment.

Zelle [email protected]

Name……….. KARL BURNS

Payment For ?……. "NICK"

Amount……… $ 700

Please do email us a screenshot when the payment is complete so we can proceed with the registration and shipment of the Puppy then get back to you with the Puppy’s Tracking info.

Note: when sending the payment if the app say over weekly limit try sending $500 first before sending the rest.

We recommend Zelle to our customers for it’s easy to use and safe.

Kristy Copeland-Acuti


May 8, 2020, 3:50 PM

to Mini

Screenshot of payment.

It it possible to get some more photos of Nick while I wait?

Attachments area

Mini Schnauzer Heavens

May 8, 2020, 3:54 PM

Okay I will set up the shipment tomorrow morning and keep you posted.

Kristy Copeland-Acuti

May 8, 2020, 3:56 PM

Will he be shipped tomorrow or Sunday? I’m sorry to ask so many questions. Just anxious. And any new pictures?

Mini Schnauzer Heavens

AttachmentsMay 8, 2020, 4:09 PM

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 10:54 PM Mini Schnauzer Heavens wrote: Okay I will set up the shipment tomorrow morning and keep you poste

Mini Schnauzer Heavens

May 8, 2020, 4:10 PM

to me

It depends on the availability of flight but you can get him tomorrow by evening

Kristy Copeland-Acuti

May 8, 2020, 4:18 PM

to Mini

My heart just skipped a few beats!! Oh, this will make my mother’s day so very special. You don’t know what this means to me

Wesley – May 16, 2020

I made an inquiry regarding the puppies for sale. I gave my name, email, and cell phone number. I got a response from email regarding the adoption process and that the wife was a flight attendant and the delivery of the dog was free. They also included a cell phone number at the bottom of the email. I texted them initially to establish a repertoire and never got a response after the first email. I then sent an email to clarify I was interested in a few of the dogs. Again, no response. I sent another email acknowledging they were probably busy with all other inquiries. Still no response. I sent a third email, indicating I would like to set up a live chat so I could see the interactions of the dogs, still no response. I stopped making further inquires. A couple days later, I got a text message from my bank trying to verify if I withdrew 200.00 from my account. I went to my checking account and saw another withdraw for 409.04, so I called the bank and spoke to a bank member and she said there was another attempt and money was wired for 701.04 and that they would not hold me responsible for any of these transactions. This online website is a total scam. I am still confused as to how they accessed my bank account, as I did not provide them with any information other than my name, cell number, and email. Let’s go after these [censored].

Katherine – May 16, 2020

I saw this website as well. Received an email stating what others on here have said as well. They were quick to respond initially, but after only giving my name and email, they were then very hard to get a hold of. Several emails later and no response. Got a call from my bank and they had tried to do random charges of 200, 700, and 160.

Jeffery – Apr 22, 2020

I got scammed by Mini Schnauzers Heavens in Richmond, Tx.. The puppy was $700 and that was to cover everything, including shipping.. I had to pay through Zelle.. Then the next day, I had Amarex call me and said they needed $1500 for the crate for shipping and I would get 95% of it back.. I told them I didn’t have $1500. My husband and I are on a fixed income.. They told me I would get a refund in 30 days.. I have since sent them messages and I get no response.. I’m so stressed from all of this.. It is sickening how people scam senior citizens.. I have learned, ONLY BUY FROM YOUR OWN STATE!

Rosa – Apr 14, 2020

Victim Location 11106

Type of a scam Online Purchase

I thankfully did not purchase from them and want to prevent others as well. When I tried asking to FaceTime or zoom with the dog prior to them “shipping” it across the country, they suddenly disappeared saying they didn’t have FaceTime.

Ana – Apr 11, 2020

I experienced the same as the above complaints. The breeders would not answer their mobile. The payments were hard to make. The email addresses seemed off. I gave them personal information and feel completely taken advantage of. I wish I would have done more research on the website before. They stole $700 and then tried charging me more for the create. I did not have the money to do that. They said they were going to put the puppy in the pound. The courier “company” was rude and did not make a lot of sense. They would not give me proof of my pet. It did seem like the breeder and amarex pet delivery were the same people. This is so messed up!

Gary – Apr 25, 2020

Was the guys name Emmanuel Leonci and he said he was from Texas? That is who scammed me..

Randy – Apr 09, 2020

Same question as @bobrhines Is this
There’s no info on the parents, details on the environment and getting very short answers to questions. Also concerned about Zelle being only payment method as you cannot usually get money back or dispute a charge when using Zelle. Plus, not great English used throughout site, females have male names and vice versa and you might see a pic of a puppy with pink ribbons and female names, but it says its a male in the description and colors are not necessarily matching the the description. Plus, are prices too good to be true? They do not charge more for females or smaller sizes? I thought their prices are reasonable, but compared to other breeders…

Colin – Apr 08, 2020

Victim Location 33178

Total money lost $500

Type of a scam Online Purchase

The information on this website has been replicated through multiple other websites claiming to sell puppies for $700 and free shipping, but it’s a scam and won’t return your money.

Laura – Apr 02, 2020

Victim Location 37066

Total money lost $700

Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

Bought a mini schnauzer puppy for $700. The puppy was originally $1600 (supposedly). Had to pay using Zelle. Shipping from California to Tennessee was free. Once I sent the money, I received an e-mail from the shipping company Amarex saying my puppy needed a special $1500 thermal crate to be shipped in. I would get 95% of this money back from the person who delivered the puppy. I said I did not have that money. Amarex suggested I contact the breeder for help. The breeder offered to pay $1000 if I could pay the remaining $500. I kept asking the shipping company for proof that they had the puppy. They said they could not do that. I told them without proof, they were not getting any more money! I then contacted the breeder and asked for my money back because this was more difficult than I had planned. I doubt I will ever see that money again. Since my last contact with the breeder, I noticed that there is a typo where it states kitten instead of puppy. This was probably a fraudulent cat website which was edited for dogs. He has done this before I am certain of this. I was scammed! Don’t buy a dog or cat unless you can visit the facility prior to purchase. Lesson learned!

Logan – May 11, 2020

Hi, I was also scammed, my husband is a lawyer and he is going to send a letter to the US Attorney.. I’m trying to get everyone that was scammed, to contact me so my husband can add you into the complaint.. There is no charge! Please contact me at [email protected] I can then have my husband contact you or you can contact him.. These people need to be stopped! I made the mistake of not having my husband check these people out before I paid $700..Please contact me as soon as possible.. My husband is going to start working on this in the next few days.. He just wants to let the US Attorneys know that I wasn’t the only one scammed..
Thank you for your time..
Carol Fatta

Derek – Apr 22, 2020

Was this out of Richmond, Tx.. That was where I was scammed out of $700..

Tommy – Apr 08, 2020

Was this ?
Are they located in San Jose, CA (allegedly)

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