Victim Location 86406
Total money lost $1,200
Type of a scam Online Purchase
My mother found two puppies from this website (Austin/Tamara) and made contact via phone the phone number listed on the website and secured the two puppies. The contact: Gerald Kerby told my mother the dogs were available for purchase for $550 each and that she would not have to pay for airline shipping because he had ‘coupons’: This is from his website
** Usually we charge an additional $250 for shipping but we presently have Coupons to ship three puppies freely nationwide. Prices quoted include Free Shipping while coupons are available ……In addition to the free shipping, we sell two for a discounted price of $800.00 (Eight Hundred United States Dollars).**
My mother sent $1200 dollars through Western Union to Gerald Kerby in Baltimore, MD. which he received. My mother then received a phone call from Gerald Kerby saying the free flight coupons had expired and she would have to pay $250-350. My mother declined and asked that Gerald send her money back. He said he would send it back on Monday 11/7. He then hung up the phone and has hung up on her every time she has called to inquire about getting her money back.
My Mom went to Western Union to complain and they told her it was a scam. I don’t understand why they didn’t tell her that before she sent the money. We have filed a police report but they say there is probably nothing she can do to get her money back.
I have tried to call the number and it fails to go through…
My Mother (*** ***) is 69 and doesn’t deserve this…