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Online Purchase

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Business Name Used

Maltese Puppy Spot

Date Reported

Aug 25, 2022

Victim Postal Code

77429

Total Dollars Lost

350

Scam Description

So I was inquiring about a puppy in those website and the scammer contacted me via email and shared the information below:
Hi, thanks for your interest in our beautiful Maltese puppies, we still have them available. They are 12 weeks old, home raised and potty trained, current on shots and will come with full akc registration plus a health guarantee.
Our puppies are top quality healthy cuties with sweet baby doll faces, short nose big eyes and amazing pure white coat that does not shed! They are a perfect tiny size! Our puppies normally sell for $1100.00 but we are currently running a Promo sale of 50% off on price of all our available puppies so prices are as follows:
Girl Price-$550
Boy Price-$550
Maltese Puppy Spot- is a selected Show Home Breeder with big love to the breed. We are 5 star breeders for over 15 years and have developed a wealth of experience breeding and raising adorable Maltese puppies for pet lovers nationwide.
These puppies are small in size with lovely temperament- playful and active! Will make an amazing family pet for a lovely home! They have amazing face expressions with beautiful big eyes and short noses, very compact bodies, very good pigmentation, and a pure white silk coat! Approximate adult weight around 3.5-5.8lbs
Our puppies will be a joy to enter a new family and bring lots of emotions and happy days!
Our puppies are rising in the family home, with lots of love and attention. All puppies, before leaving our house, are wormed, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and health- checked. They will come with a full puppy pack of goodies – so the new owner can be sure they don’t miss anything. Our puppy pack will include a puppy folder with information leaflet and Kennel Club Registration.
Our puppy parents can be seen in our home with puppies!
Dad is a super quality show dog Champion with the top Korean show line, out of Korean champions. He is middle in size with a stunning sweet baby face, dark black pigmentation and pure white silk coat. 7 Country Champion, Best In Show Winner, Best In Group Winner and much more. Dad started in pedigree as a Champion!
Mum, our beautiful import girl super quality, many times best puppy in breed, Best Junior. She is out of Korean Champion Dad- International Beauty Champion, and Italian breeding mum- Champion Top Italy Kennel-Cinecitta So our puppies have a sweet baby face and small size.
If you are interested in any of our puppies please let us know so we can share more information on the puppy of your choice. We will answer all your questions. We are looking only for special homes! No Breeders!
Kindly get back to me with answers to the following questions:
Which of the puppies are you interested in…….?
Where are you located:……………………….?
When do you want the puppy:…………………..?
Are you a breeder:…………………………..?
More information, pictures and videos of our dogs and puppies can be provided upon request:
Please state in your enquiry if you would like a puppy purely as a pet or if you would like to breed or show and whether you require KC registration.
Regards
My husband and I communicated with the scammer via email and then eventually it turned into text messages with the number 806-542-1589. We told the Scammer that we want to speak to them. We were able to talk to the scammer once. Then we told the scammer we didn’t feel comfortable sending the full $700 and then the scammer said we could go ahead and pay $350 and the rest when we get the pup. Long story short he gave us a confirmation/tracking when our pup was coming to the nearest airport and that’s it. We were scammed because the delivery service -https://fastcouriernetwork.com/track-shipment/ was asking for more money that they had a delay. It was devastating to hear because by that point we were aware that we were scammed. Yes it was $350 but it could have been more as they were asking more than $350.