Oscar – Jul 13, 2020
Victim Location 78414
Total money lost $800
Type of a scam Online Purchase
This website laminaschnauzerhome.com is a scam. After purchasing the puppy (via a Zelle payment) for $800.00, I had to contact the seller, Gentil Elongo by text to ask for the status of my shipping information which he promised to have to me by the next day. Well, the next day came and he had not contacted me as promised. By that evening I sent him another text asking for the shipping information for the puppy I paid for. He stated the shipping company would send me an email with details. The shipping company sent me an email with a confirmation number to verify on their website but their website was down and I could not verify the information. I contacted the seller by text (he never answered his phone) about the shipping issue and he gave me a phone number to call. I called the number and someone on the other end could barely speak English and told me to be patient as they were making arrangements to ship my puppy and get back to me.
About 20 minutes later the shipping company sent me an email telling me they required another $850.00 to ship my puppy . It was at that point, I truly accepted the fact that the seller and someone claiming to be the shipper were in this scam together! I tried numerous times to contact the seller on his/or her phone but they stopped responding (which I already knew would happen). I just wanted this on record as I don’t want this to happen to anyone else who is a dog lover and genuinely wants to adopt and give a puppy a loving home.