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Online Purchase December 01, 2023

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Business Name Used

PUPPY SCAM

Date Reported

December 01, 2023

Postal Code

37128

Total Dollars Lost

$ 700

Scam Description

This is a “rescue” group on Facebook. I contacted them about an advertised dog for adoption. I paid $400 up front. Then I was contacted by a “transport company” who told me I needed to rent a special shipping crate for $250 and a tranquilizer for $50. I got in touch with the administrator, Paula Love, who told me this was legitimate, so I paid the fee. Once again I was contacted by the transporter that I needed to purchase insurance for $1000. At that point, I didn’t feel the purchase was on the up and up, so I pulled my adoption application and requested a refund. All my inquiries have been ignored.

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