I saw the website of puppies for sale on Instagram. I reached out to find out about a specific puppy. The scammer contacted me within 10 minutes asked me questions about which puppy I wanted and told me it was $600 and they would ship them within 24 hours. The person told me they accepted zelle and cash app for the money. Note those options once you send the money it is final and there is no way to get any returns in case it is not a legit transaction.
Before I sent the money I asked for pictures and went online trying to find if this was a legitimate place. There was nothing other than a Facebook and Instagram page. Nothing good or bad.
I called the person from the website the name he is going under is “Patrick Priest”. I asked for current pictures and a contract to be sent to me before I proceed to send the money. He agreed and told me he would send me current pictures and a contract the next morning.
After that I never received anything and when I tried to reach out again via email and Instagram and phone I was ignored.
Thank god I didn’t send the money or else I would have lost $600.