Alex – Jun 20, 2020
Victim Location 37219
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Joseph of Cutest French Bulldog is trying to scam individuals looking to purchase a French Bulldog into sending money via Zelle Bank Transfer or Cash App. He reaches out to those who submit contact information via text message and asks for money transfer via Cash App at $santos237 (name: Emmanuel Ebeh). I did not carry through with purchase, but asked for references and other means of contact, along with ways to meet or virtually meet a puppy before purchasing a puppy without success.
According to the website Whois.com, this company’s website was registered on May 31, 2020 and the address is for a private residence.
If you feel you are a victim of an online pet scam, ScamPulse.com encourages you to file a complaint and/or customer review at www.bbb.org/Norfolk, with the Virginia Attorney General’s office at https://www.oag.state.va.us/consumer-protection/index.php/file-a-complaint, as well as report your experience to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov and the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.