AKC Looking for Stories of Internet Puppy Scam

The AKC (American Kennel) Club posted the following comment in regards to finding victims of an internet puppy scam. Here is their comment:

If you or someone you know have been the victim or potential victim of an internet puppy scam, and are willing to share your story, please contact the American Kennel Club at communications@akc.org.

This latest internet fraud scheme involves answering a classified ad (internet or print) for a purebred puppy. These ads are usually accompanied by a stolen picture of a cute puppy, along with a false and manipulative tale of how the dogs need to re-homed, or are available for a reduced price. Victims usually end up wiring money to the scam artists to pay for “expenses” such as customs clearance, shipping or travel vaccines. The reality is that the puppy doesn’t exist, and consumers who are expecting to receive a puppy end up losing money they may have already wired to the scam artists under these false pretenses.

5 Responses to “AKC Looking for Stories of Internet Puppy Scam”

  1. Samantha Hally says:

    I have responded to the AKC, as I was a potential victim of a puppy scam just 2 weeks ago.

  2. Carrie R. says:

    I was the victim of a puppy scam, today. I would like to share my story. I am looking for other victims as well. I am ashamed to admit this happened to me, but I am taking a stand.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I was a victim of a puppy scam also. I was scammed back in 2006. Please go to www.ripoffreports.com and view numerous complaints!

  4. Ronelle says:

    I’m a victim of puppy scam. I was ashamed to admit this and upset that there are people out there that do this.

  5. Pamela says:

    I hate to admit it but I fell for this scam. I cannot believe that there are such cruel people out there.

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