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Old 10-16-2018, 06:36 AM   #1
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Hello all,
I just been a victim of a scam. I ordered over the net a beagle puppy from Texas and to date I have not received it. I paid $550.00 for the puppy. I also paid a deposit of $980.00 for an electronic crate with a built in heater for air travel.
This deposit was supposed to be refundable upon return of the crate. Then,
the shipper came up with excuses as to why he could not ship the puppy and then by email told me I would have to pay $750.00 to purchase a USDA permit to import the puppy. That is incorrect and I refused. That requirement is for those who import dogs from other countries. The shipper also said the puppy did not have the required shots for air transport and the airport refused to ship the puppy. So I cancelled my order and requested a refund.
The shipper refused. I also contacted the carrier by email who rented me the crate and asked for a refund and I was referred back to the shipper.
So I contacted my State Attorney and filled out a complaint form and its now under review.
I also checked two carriers (names supplied by the shipper) who supposed to have a hand in transporting the puppy. Both do not exist or they are not registered to do business in the State of Texas.
I do not expect to get any of my money back but I want to warn all the people I can who use the net to purchase a dog.
The name of the scammer is:
"Betty Pocket Beagle"
Desmond Tase - Owner
1716 W Hackberry Ave.
McAllen, Texas 78501
His company name is at the top of the list when doing a search for beagle breeders.
I would like to contact the web master to have his website taken off. Does anyone know how to do this?
I also learned a lesson not to send money grams to persons I do not know.
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I don't support any dog breeders.
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After reading my post, I do not blame you. But on the other hand, this hurts reputable breeders. Actually I believe everything on their web site is a lie.
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the address brings up a pet world store.
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/171...!4d-98.2371494
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Please at least consider looking at the dogs in our overcrowded animal rescue/shelters of today. When adopted, they seem to never forget that you saved them, And they most times, will end up being the best companion dog ever. JMO
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:24 AM   #6
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I may just do that as I just lost an adopted beagle to poor health. I am still grieving over the loss which made me easy prey for a scammer.
There's a rescue near me holding an adoptee day this month. I will attend.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:27 AM   #7
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If you paid by credit card, put the purchase in dispute with the cc company.
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https://www.fraudguides.com/report/texas/
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:02 AM   #9
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I have to wait until I see what the Pennsylvania State Attorney has to say about my complaint first. If they contact the Texas State Attorney, then I think I can get a good result then if I went ahead and do it. I will keep the link in mind.
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A simple Google search shows this at the address listed. Perhaps you could also call the store and ask if they know the man and see if he is the owner or someone who is completely unaffiliated with them. He could be using the address to help him pull off his hustle. He may not even be from this country.

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You don't have to wait to dispute the charge with the credit card co.
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Please at least consider looking at the dogs in our overcrowded animal rescue/shelters of today. When adopted, they seem to never forget that you saved them, And they most times, will end up being the best companion dog ever. JMO
I second that! Plus, never take any animal without meeting them in person!
Also, please please don't get stuck on a particular breed. You're looking for a friend not a status symbol or lawn decoration!
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Please at least consider looking at the dogs in our overcrowded animal rescue/shelters of today. When adopted, they seem to never forget that you saved them, And they most times, will end up being the best companion dog ever. JMO
Absolutely. We have a mixed female that we adopted from the shelter and I kid you not, this dog lives to make us happy. It's like she knows we saved her. She must have been mistreated before we got her because anything you give her or even talk to her she comes unglued with joy.
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Our daughter and S-in-L got a rescue. She (the dog) has some issues because she lived on the street, but one day she got so excited when they came home she actually fainted. I've never gotten that reaction when I come home!
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Absolutely. We have a mixed female that we adopted from the shelter and I kid you not, this dog lives to make us happy. It's like she knows we saved her. She must have been mistreated before we got her because anything you give her or even talk to her she comes unglued with joy.
Our daughter has a shelter dog and except for the gender you have described it exactly, including the must have been mistreated.
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