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Heartbroke

@50.44.59.x

[Scam] Animal scammer

Can someone help shut down an animal scam sight. Sharon Array (Hawkins) has a website dreamyorkiepups.net that is a complete fraud. My husband was buying me a puppy for an anniversary gift and learned the hard way. These people have been selling the same pictures of puppies for the last year. Hundreds of people have fallen for the same scam. Even the shipping company United Air Cargo was a scam.
Any help would be appreciated



pcdebb
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what exactly is the scam?


b_p_smith

join:2002-02-13
Merrickville, ON

1 recommendation

I think somebody tried to buy one of these dog-like things over the internet, and didn't actually get one. Use of the word "pictures" might be confusing in the OP.
The address on their website comes up to what looks like an office building. Maybe a mail drop. Phone number comes up to a town called "Brainerd, MN". There are pay sites to look up the associated name/address for that number.
I'd hope by now the OP has made the requisite police reports.
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Heartbroke

@50.44.55.x
reply to pcdebb

This lady pretends to let you adopt her puppies, and you pay the shipping charges. You then receive a letter from the fake shipping company advising you the puppy is on the way along with a phone call. The next email from the shipping company states the puppy is at the connecting airport and cannot be shipped without a special crate and an insurance claim along with vet check. They request you send more money immediately or you will be charged extra for food and handling fees. Contacting the "owner" resulted in her stating she could only come under with 1/4 of the money and if we sent the rest to her she would handle the shipping company problem. Refusing resulted in nasty calls and emails. Police report was filed and the address listed on web is to a hotel, phone number was text only, and shipping company number had been disconnected. I had to have emergency surgery and can no longer have children. This puppy was going to be our first child together. It's just so heartbreaking that people are allowed to get away with this. They have to be stopped before they destroy more lives!!


b_p_smith

join:2002-02-13
Merrickville, ON

1 recommendation

It's unfortunate that so many people learn these sorts of lessons the hard way. Hopefully the information you provided will help the police track the person down, but I'm willing to bet they're not even in North America.
Meanwhile, go visit (in person!) a local breeder or shelter. Lots and lots of nice dogs that you can look in the eyes before taking it home.

Brad.
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Heartbroke

@50.44.55.x

My husband had been trying to surprise me, and after we recover from the hurt and financial loss I'm sure that is how we will proceed. I only hope to prevent others from going through this. Thank you so much.


GroovyPhoenx

join:2006-05-22
Gloucester, ON

1 recommendation

reply to Heartbroke

Sorry for about your scam, hopefully you didn't lose too much investments.

I'd personally never buy a dog online, you can't judge a dog by a picture so it's not he best, as mentioned, a pound has many dogs, they might not be the cutest, they might not be the "best of the best" but you'd give a home to someone that needs it and will no doubt love you for it as well!


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said by GroovyPhoenx:

Sorry for about your scam, hopefully you didn't lose too much investments.

I'd personally never buy a dog online, you can't judge a dog by a picture so it's not he best, as mentioned, a pound has many dogs, they might not be the cutest, they might not be the "best of the best" but you'd give a home to someone that needs it and will no doubt love you for it as well!

+10. Seeing that screamed, to me, PUPPY MILL! While I detest scams like this I'm glad that there are no real dogs likely being abused.

GroovyPhoenx

join:2006-05-22
Gloucester, ON
reply to Heartbroke

I did some checking... NOTE NOTE NOTE this information could be stolen from anyone and may not be true to the "scammer" please don't place blame!

Whois query for dreamyorkiepups.net...

Results returned from whois.internic.net:

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to »www.internic.net
for detailed information.

Domain Name: DREAMYORKIEPUPS.NET
Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.register.com
Referral URL: »www.register.com
Name Server: DNS1.REGISTER.COM
Name Server: DNS2.REGISTER.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 17-sep-2012
Creation Date: 17-sep-2012
Expiration Date: 17-sep-2014

>>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:50:12 UTC

NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring
registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

TERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois
database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and
automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or
modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry
Services' ("VeriSign") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for
information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information
about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not
guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide
by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only
for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data
to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass
unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,
or facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes
that apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,
repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly
prohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to
use electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or
query the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register
domain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right
to restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure
operational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the
Whois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign
reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and
Registrars.

Results returned from whois.register.com:

The data in Register.com's WHOIS database is provided to you by
Register.com for information purposes only, that is, to assist you in
obtaining information about or related to a domain name registration
record. Register.com makes this information available "as is," and
does not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a WHOIS query, you
agree that you will use this data only for lawful purposes and that,
under no circumstances will you use this data to: (1) allow, enable,
or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited, commercial
advertising or solicitations via direct mail, electronic mail, or by
telephone; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes
that apply to Register.com (or its systems). The compilation,
repackaging, dissemination or other use of this data is expressly
prohibited without the prior written consent of Register.com.
Register.com reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.
By submitting this query, you agree to abide by these terms.

Registrant:

Sharon Arrey
181 Hollis Jensen St
Grambling, LA 71245
US
Phone: +1.2259854217
Email: sharonar47@blumail.org

Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: www.register.com

Domain Name: dreamyorkiepups.net
Created on..............: 2012-09-17
Expires on..............: 2014-09-17

Administrative Contact:

Sharon Arrey
181 Hollis Jensen St
Grambling, LA 71245
US
Phone: +1.2259854217
Email: sharonar47@blumail.org

Technical Contact:

Sharon Arrey
181 Hollis Jensen St
Grambling, LA 71245
US
Phone: +1.2259854217
Email: sharonar47@blumail.org

DNS Servers:
dns1.register.com
dns2.register.com



Heartbroke

@50.44.44.x

I had also checked into this info. The address listed does not exist. I also checked into the IP address, and it comes back out of Africa. My main goal now is trying to figure out how to stop them from continuing to due this to other people.
Thank you all for your insight
My husbands sweet gesture has turned into my mission



Snowy
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reply to GroovyPhoenx

said by GroovyPhoenx:

I did some checking... NOTE NOTE NOTE this information could be stolen from anyone and may not be true to the "scammer" please don't place blame!

The problem with quoting the WHOIS of a domain setup for the explicit purpose of scamming is that it creates a continuing form of embarrassment/unwanted attention if the domain registration abused an ID theft victim.

So let's clear that up & remove all doubt.
Beyond the email address & possibly the phone number there is absolutely nothing accurate about the WHOIS for this domain name.

If the domain registration used a fictitious alias the PII is just that, no could be's or may not's about it.

I've been in contact with this guy for a few days where his IP is in Africa not in Grambling, LA
41.204.71.211
41.204.71.132

ASN 15964
Name CAMNET-AS
Description
# Peers 5
# IPv4 Origin Ranges 21
# IPv6 Origin Ranges 1
Registrar AFRINIC
Allocation date Sep 20, 2007
Country Code CM

Reverse NA
Reverse-verified NA
Origin AS
Country Code CM
Country Cameroon
Region Africa
Population 15803220
Top-level Domain CM
IPv4 Ranges 24
IPv6 Ranges 2
Currency CFA Franc BEAC
Currency Code XAF
IP Range - Start 41.204.64.0
IP Range - End 41.204.95.255
Registrar AFRINIC
Allocation date Jun 02, 2006


This is about a scammer in Africa.


scelli
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FLOT/FEBA
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reply to Heartbroke

said by Heartbroke :

My husband had been trying to surprise me, and after we recover from the hurt and financial loss I'm sure that is how we will proceed. I only hope to prevent others from going through this. Thank you so much.

Great idea!

Certified shelters and respectable animal organizations nationwide are overflowing with healthy pets simply looking for a loving home. Unfortunately: Because of the huge population explosion in unwanted animals being born due to lack of spaying/neutering, many wonderful would-be pets are euthanized before even being given a chance.

Visit your local shelter and I guarantee you'll find that special friend just right for you.
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Heartbroke

@frontiernet.net
reply to Heartbroke

I have located another website running the same scam.
puppiesforsalesite.com

t Registrar: MELBOURNE IT, LTD. D/B/A INTERNET NAMES WORLDWIDE
IP Address: 173.201.228.149 (ARIN & RIPE IP search)
Record Type: Domain Name
Server Type: Apache 2
Lock Status: clientTransferProhibited
WebSite Status: Active


Domain Name.......... puppiesforsalesite.com
Creation Date........ 2009-10-23
Registration Date.... 2009-10-23
Expiry Date.......... 2013-10-23
Organisation Name.... Jim Anderson
Organisation Address. PO Box 61359
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. Sunnyvale
Organisation Address. 94088
Organisation Address. CA
Organisation Address. US

Admin Name........... Admin PrivateRegContact
Admin Address........ PO Box 61359
Admin Address........ registered post accepted only
Admin Address........
Admin Address. Sunnyvale
Admin Address........ 94088
Admin Address........ CA
Admin Address........ US
Admin Email.......... contact@myprivateregistration.com
Admin Phone.......... +1.5105952002
Admin Fax............

Tech Name............ TECH PrivateRegContact
Tech Address......... PO Box 61359
Tech Address......... registered post accepted only
Tech Address.........
Tech Address......... Sunnyvale
Tech Address......... 94088
Tech Address......... CA
Tech Address......... US
Tech Email........... contact@myprivateregistration.com
Tech Phone........... +1.5105952002
Tech Fax.............
Name Server.......... yns1.yahoo.com
Name Server.......... yns2.yahoo.com

The previous information has been obtained either directly from the registrant or a registrar of the domain name other than Network Solutions. Network Solutions, therefore, does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.



pcdebb
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reply to Heartbroke

this is extremely unfortunate, and I'm sorry you became a victim. Like others have stated, local shelters are overflowing with dogs (and cats). And keep in mind, they are not mutts or ugly dogs. There are some beautiful animals there that are there for various reasons. Please PLEASE take a visit there.

Finding the scammers won't be easy, but telling the story and getting the word out helps. This scam has been around for a while. you shut this site down, they create another. The first red flag was when the first phone call came extorting more money.
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DasGoat

@sbcglobal.net
reply to Heartbroke

»www.pocketbookpups.net/Available-Puppys.html

That's the site where the picture of the person is originally from.

Expand your moderator at work

Tig

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Carrying Place, ON
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reply to Heartbroke

Re: [Scam] Animal scammer

If you do a google image search on the pic (linked below) of the lady holding the pups, you'll get 600 some hits advertising all sorts of breeds. Most of the links are dead so it looks like the scam may move quickly.

»www.dreamyorkiepups.net/uploads/···6536.jpg



Heartbroke

@50.44.53.x

I appreciate the help. Thank you.



Heartbroke

@50.44.53.x
reply to DasGoat

Thank you for continuing to help.



devestated

@verizon.net
reply to Heartbroke

This woman conned me out of 240 dollars. The same way as listed below... My family and I are trying to proceed legal action but we arent getting very far. We are at a stand-still and are waiting to receive an apparent refund (God knows if that will happen.....!) WOW i can not believe Sharon was a hoax the whole time....
IF you see DREAMYORKIEPUPS.COM do NOT inquire about "her" puppies!



Snowy
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said by devestated :

This woman conned me out of 240 dollars. The same way as listed below... My family and I are trying to proceed legal action but we arent getting very far. We are at a stand-still and are waiting to receive an apparent refund (God knows if that will happen.....!) WOW i can not believe Sharon was a hoax the whole time....
IF you see DREAMYORKIEPUPS.COM do NOT inquire about "her" puppies!

Sorry to see that you were also also a victim.
Your post reply suggests the scammer may still be trying to scam you though.
First, meaningful 'legal action' is not going to occur- period.
Second, there isn't any refund that is going to occur either.
The concern is that you have been contacted about being a scam victim by someone who has offered assistance with either initiating legal action against the scammer or offered to recoup the $240.
If either/both of those 2 situations occurred & that's the basis of your post reply, then the person offering the assistance is a scammer trying to scam even more $ from you.

The secondary scam might look like:
"We've recovered your $240. Before we can deposit the funds into your account we need our 30% recovery fee of $72 sent via Western Union, we also need your account details..."

As personal/hurtful it is to be a victim of this scammer you need to accept that you've been duped & move on with the lesson learned without needing the lesson taught again (if that is indeed what's happening).


pcdebb
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reply to devestated

said by devestated :

This woman conned me out of 240 dollars. The same way as listed below... My family and I are trying to proceed legal action but we arent getting very far. We are at a stand-still and are waiting to receive an apparent refund (God knows if that will happen.....!) WOW i can not believe Sharon was a hoax the whole time....
IF you see DREAMYORKIEPUPS.COM do NOT inquire about "her" puppies!

You won't be getting a refund. And like Snowy said, dont fall for someone getting it for you. Whatever you do, don't give any more money to this situation, it is only a continuation of the scam.
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Doctor Olds
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reply to devestated

said by devestated :

This woman conned me out of 240 dollars. The same way as listed below... My family and I are trying to proceed legal action but we arent getting very far. We are at a stand-still and are waiting to receive an apparent refund (God knows if that will happen.....!)

You are being scammed again. Break off any contact with persons pretending to be able to help you legally (are you going to Nigeria to ID the scammer and to testify in Nigerian Court? I didn't think so). Sadly your money is gone and not recoverable by anyone.

All you can really do is this:

»www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
quote:
Filing a Complaint with the IC3

The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you. Therefore, we request that you provide the following information when filing a complaint:

Your name
Your mailing address
Your telephone number
The name, address, telephone number, and Web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you.
Specific details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded.
Any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint.
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