Samantha – Jul 15, 2020
Victim Location 28206
Total money lost $700
Type of a scam Other
I WENT ONLINE TO THEIR WEBSITE AFTER CHECKING FOR ANY RED FLAGS AGAINST THEIR NAME AND REQUESTED A PUPPY I PICKED OUT. MINUTES LATER I GOT AN EMAIL CONFIRMING AND REQUESTING I SIGN A CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE. I SIGNED AND WAS GIVEN THE INFORMATION TO SEND THE MONEY (THE TWO OPTIONS WERE ZELLE OR PAYPAL) i PICKED ZELLE THINKING IT WAS SECURE THRU MY BANK. BANK OF AMERICA. THE NAME TO SEND IT TO WAS BROWN.KELL..IT CAME UP AS KHADREAKA..THEY CONFIRMED. IT WOULD BE $550 FOR THE PUPPY AND $150.00 TO SHIP, A TOTAL OF $700.00 I CALLED THE PHONE NUMBER ON THE CONTRACT AND RECEIVED A TEXT BCK STATING THEY WERE AT WORK AND TEXTING OR EMAIL WAS THE BEST COMMUNICATION TILL THEY GOT OFF TO SHIP THE PUPPY THE NEXT DAY. THE NEXT DAY I RECEIVED A CALL FRM DELTA TRAVEL FREIGHT COURIER WITH TRACKING NUMBER #DTFC040181542108 STATING I NEEDED TO SEND $890.00 MORE DOLLARS FOR A SPECIAL CRATE. I CONTACTED MY BANK AND WASNT ABLE TO RECEIVE ANY HELP OR REFUND. I NEVER GOT THE PUPPY.
Victim Location 27614
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Tried to purchase a new purebred Samoyed puppy. Website looked OK initially lots of pictures and videos of supposedly available puppies. Gave a phone number which they didn’t answer, so proceeded on-line. Conversed via e-mail to secure puppy and schedule pick-up. Wanted down payment before would schedule meeting or pick-up, $300. Indicated payment be made through google pay via a credit card or debit card except there is no option to use credit to transfer money to an individual through google pay only a debit option. A big red flag. Thankfully I never do this so emailed back no credit option so gave me Western Union option. Western union also has only a debit or cash option, so I chose cash.
Had me text picture of receipt from WU, but I chose the cheaper fee at WU for money available the next day. Red flags started falling as I suddenly realized this resembled a scam. I investigated and it had all the hallmarks of the on-line puppy scam. No conversation with breeder, no real application process, a below market price for puppy, and me being strung along without getting answers to questions I was asking.
I went back to WU the same day I and told them that I suspected a scam and that the money was not due to be available until the next day and could they cancel it and refund me my money. They did. For me happily I was able to recoup my money. I subsequently learned that on-line scammers like to use google pay because your debit info is input and they can steal money from your bank account. This happened to my friend as I was detailing this scam I almost fell for. He was not so lucky, they stole $3000 from his bank account through google pay. Please beware.
Victim Location 10306
Total money lost $900
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I’ve ordered a puppy on this side (paid $900) and they asked for the next payment for the life insurance on the delivery (~$1,300):
Attach to this mail is the Bill of sale / Adoption agreement for you to sign and return to me. Also the flight will be booked once payment is confirmed, you will be making the payment in any Walmart store near you, Moneygram Money transfer or western union using the payment address below.
If payment is done today, shipping will be guarantee by Tuesday
The puppy will cost you $750 as seen on website and an extra $150 for shipping fee to your location.Your total payment will be $900.00.
you can view our shipping process via the following link https://samoyedpuppies4u.com/home/shipping-a-puppy/
COPY THIS PAYMENT INFORMATION, GO TO THE WALMART STORE AND MAKE PAYMENT
NAME: NICK JONES
AMOUNT : $900.00
STEPS TO PAY
1) Go to the walmart store
2) Ask for the form to send money ( sending form )
3) Fill your information where necessary ( senders information )
4) fill my information where necessary ( receivers information )
5) Give the form and the money ($900) to the cashier
6) when done, the cashier will give you a payment confirmation receipt
7) Take a picture of the receipt and send to me for confirmation.
Go to any of the stores below and make payment now
Jayrip Grocery Store Inc (Deli & Grocery)
Hetal Groceries, Inc.
Nueva Michoacana Deli Inc.
Once you make payment, get back to us with a picture of the payment receipt for confirmation.
With your proof of payment ( picture of payment receipt ) i will proceed with the delivery registration and then get back to you with the flight tracking details so that you will know what time she will be arriving your home. Please do not forget to send me pictures once she gets home. Please do keep to your promise of taking very good care of him .
NOTE: some other customers complained of high transfer charges when making payment at the store because they indicated that they were sending money to buy a puppy. Please if for any reason you are ask the reason for sending money, just say something like, for example, you are sending to your Brother for assistance and your transfer charges will be extremely low comparatively.
please get back to me so we can proceed.