Victim Location 55008
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Found them through a search engine. Found beautiful puppies on their website. chose two and inquired about them. He responded that they were both still available and even offered discounted shipping. Even went as far as sending more photos and sent a contract for me to sign and send back. I noticed that the contract was a little poorly written and was only one-sided without ever mentioning the company address. I edited the contract to include signature line for him and his company. He was glad to sign and send back. He then asked that I wire transfer or use Zelle. Researching Zelle, I learned that there is NO buyer protection or guarantees to cover transactions, such as with PayPal. You might as well put cash in an envelop and send it to a stranger and ask that he send you something in return!
I asked if I could use PayPal instead and he said "sure, but it will take 7 to 21 days to be deposited into my account, which will delay shipping." He tried to reassure me that I could request a refund using Zelle and told me that it was how they have always done it before.
When I asked him for some type of reassurance with personal or business references, he said that he could give me names and numbers to call, but never actually did. The last message I texted to him was asking for contact information to his veterinarian who cared for his dogs……no reply or messages ever again………hmmm.
According to the company’s website they have an alert posted about Puppy Scam company.
According to Whois.com website the company’s registrar is located out of Panama.