Online Purchase Scam Jul 31, 2022

Scam Type

Online Purchase Scam

Business Name Used


Date Reported

Jul 31, 2022

Victim Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost


Scam Description

My 79 yr old mother was looking for a new puppy after her dog died. She found a website that had quite a bit of information that she was looking for. That the puppies were raised with the family and not in kennels etc and just that it sounds like they care for the dogs. Many photos of adorable puppies are posted. My mum filled out a form to message the breeder and they spoke quite a bit about the puppies and also how the person would deliver them to my mum. I think they had her get a gift card at her bank? Or maybe she wired the money. The dog is not coming. I’ve verified in many many ways that this is a fraud site but apparently these people continue to ask for more citing traveling problems yet the dog never comes. I am not sure of the identifiable info she lost.