Online Purchase Scam 2, Apr 28, 2022

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Business Name Used

Reliable Golden Retriever

Date Reported

Apr 28, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

I reached out to inquire about the puppy. They emailed back with info and asked questions to “make sure I was a fit”. They said I could pick up or ship. I chose ship vs 8 hour drive. They said puppy would be shipped the next morning. The next morning no response, then afternoon I received a shipping email that requested more money for rental of the crate and a “sedation vaccine”. Paid to seller, then they said it was too late to ship per policy. The next day I emailed in the morning, no response until afternoon with shipping itinerary. Compared to my airport and flight number was not there. I sent an email to shipping company and seller, no response now. Called both with the numbers they provided, nothing. And no puppy. Websites include reliablegoldenretriever.com and unitedpetlogistics.com. The shipping company used different names. Petmovers international and had the emblem of IPATA on it. To contact them on website, you leave your info as they have none. The seller’s name is Desmond as I found through Zelle when putting in his email.

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