Kyle – Nov 17, 2020
Victim Location 44721
Total money lost $800
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Went to website and inquired about a puppy! The site looks legit! Has all great info and reviews from “other” puppies. After I inquired I got an email from [email protected] explaining more about them and a picture of one I was interested in. Then he texted me from , +1 (863) 300-1166 . And I asked to FaceTime he said was old fashioned and couldn’t. So I asked if we could call to go over our questions? He said yes, so I called and he sounds like an older , possibly Hispanic male. Very difficult to understand. But was able to answer all of our questions. Even told us the first puppy we had questions about was no longer available. Then told us which ones were left. From there I asked for additional pictures and videos of the one we wanted, and asked about how we would get it. He stated they were flown safely with someone, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Said if we purchased that night it would be able to be shipped out that next day , 11/15.
He then sent videos all of the same puppy , very unique markings and same collar in pictures and videos.
Then said in order to set up the shipping he would need a payment and the easiest way is zelle.
once we send a payment to screenshot it and he’ll send a receipt and proceed with the process.
I did a quick search of the site , his name and fort meters fl and puppy’s available. Didnt find anything out of the ordinary, didn’t really find anything on the business, but he stated they don’t have puppies very often.
He asked what the closet airport was and what shipping option we wanted , to airport or to home?
gave him our address and told him the local airport. He agreed and we sent the money via zelle,
Zelle email: [email protected]
Name: Dakoda Mann
( once it sent the name that appears in zelle , Dakoda Shackleford)
After he said he’s waiting for it to show up and would send the flight info soon. I waited about an hour or so and didn’t feel right , so I called back and asked when we would get the flight info, and which airline he was planning on using? He gave me all info, said possible delta or spirt would have it within 30 mins.
No response after an hour I attempted to call and the phone number was a “text now” number.
I texted and he responded hours later saying same thing, will give shipping info.
I googled the phone number and found multiple people reporting the same sort of thing! With the same dogs he had listed.
very similar names etc.