Looking for a pet online? Don’t get scammed!
Unfortunately, pet scams do exist and can happen to anyone. It’s important to learn how to spot a scam otherwise you could become a victim. B’s Pet Delivery is a trusted pet transport company and we transport your beloved pets across the continental 48 states by ground only.
It’s important to remember that we do not sell or transport pets by air. Criminal scammers will often use the names of legitimate pet shippers, using fake websites and the logos and pictures of good companies to appear genuine and very real.
These scammers will generally offer to provide inexpensive puppies, charging just for the price of shipping. In most cases there is no dog and no shipment, so please take precautions before paying money for services that may not exist. Other animals frequently offered include purebred cats, monkeys, birds, snakes, and small exotic animals. After the initial payment they require additional payments for insurance, customs fees, etc.
Also be aware of monetary pet transport scammers that have been known to frequently use Facebook pages to scam customers out of their money. These scammers often use websites like Craigslist or Facebook to advertise pets that do not exist. Expensive animals, like Bulldogs or toy breeds, are offered at very low prices, a small rehoming fee, or at no cost – all you have to do, is pay for the shipping. We advise that before purchasing or booking the shipment of a pet online, always thoroughly research the company before making payment.
Scammers also regularly use Western Union, Cash App, Bitcoin, or Money Gram as a payment method. Unlike PayPal or a recognized credit card merchant system, Western Union, Cash App, Bitcoin, or Money Gram payments are often untraceable and non-refundable. Be advised, you may check with the USDA/APHIS to verify a legal and registered transporter.
For more information on how to spot a pet scammer, please visit the International Pet and Animal Transport Association (IPATA) website, https://www.ipata.org/pet-scams, https://petscams.com/, https://www.bbb.org/ To report a scam, visit the FBI site https://www.ic3.gov