Adriana – Jun 16, 2020
On June 1, 2020 I inquired about a Pitbull and paid $300 then on June 12,2020 I paid the remaining $400. He said he will register the puppy and provide me with a tracking number for her flight. A little while later i received all info and that she would be to my door on Saturday morning at 945am. A couple hours go by on the 12th and I get a phone call and email saying the crate the owner Anthony James gave wasn’t the proper one and need either an $800 or $1200 one and she would be on hold until that was paid. So I reached back out and told them about the email and call and they said they were just there and the carrier didn’t mention anything. So he asked if I could pay for it and the money would come right back to me once I received the puppy. I couldn’t do the full amount so I did half $400 even though it didn’t feel right. When I went back into the tracking site it did say that the puppy was on hold due to the crate. After he said he handled it he said they don’t deliver on Sunday so she would be to my door Monday night the 15th at 745pm. She never came and the responses stopped. I called carrier and no response I emailed whatever email I can across. The following morning the 16th I called the carrier again and this time it didn’t even ring, it just kept on disconnecting. I went back to Graham Pitbull Home website again to see if I could anything else and that’s when I put the fancypitbullpuppies email in a google search and found the scam. There were 3 names used. Anthony James, Darryl Price and Rhueban Richardson supposedly in Cleveland, Ohio.
I had a friend inquire about the puppy Mia and the next day same number responded and said she was available and that number is (786) 903-9783. Stay far away. I did my transfers through Zelle so I will be reporting with my bank. Carrier was Crystal Transportation Service phone number (562) 449-0987.
Ricky – May 10, 2020
Victim Location 33612
Total money lost $450
Type of a scam Online Purchase
We were looking for a Pitbull puppy and ran across fancypitbullpuppies.com the site looked legitimate. We contacted the individuals through the contact us page on the site. Someone contacted us via text and we discussed one of the puppies listed on there site. We agreed to pay half of the 600.00 charge for the puppy and an additional 150 for shipping from Ohio to Florida. The individual requested 450.00 to ship the puppy with a nanny to accompany the puppy the next day. The individual requested payment through the cash app. We submitted payment of 450.00 to mark brown via cash app. The individual texted us a confirmation number and a wed link to a shipping compony called crystaltransportservice.com we arrived at the airport to pick up the puppy at the appointed time and no puppy or nanny arrived. Contacted the individual and requested an explanation. We were told the puppy was delayed in a connecting airport an would be delivered the next morning. We received an email from an unknown entity stating that the puppy was impounded an that we would have to pay 500.00 more to get the puppy to us. At this point we knew son-thing was up and contacted the seller via text who denied any knowledge of what was going on. At this point we discontinued communication. We filed a complaint with cash app but have not heard from cash app regarding the request. CAVEAT EMPTOR!!