Pet Scam Advisory

It is extremely important to know that we DO NOT sell pets and we DO NOT accept or request any form of payment made by Western Union or a Money Gram.

Spotting a Scam

  • Pet scammers often steal the names, logos, and pictures of legitimate pet relocation companies like WorldCare Pet Transport to appear real and trustworthy.
  • Their e-mail is a free Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or other similar address.
  • Ask for payment by Western Union, Money Gram, or similar payment services.
  • The pet is usually a puppy or kitten.
  • Have poor spelling and grammar and do not include a telephone number( 237 country code is a scam).
  • Use many different variations of company names in their messages.
  • Tell ¬†you they will provide international shipment to your door step.
  • Tell you they will ship your pet within 24 hours.
  • English Bull Dogs being shipped and sold within the continental United States is a scam. There are currently ZERO American Based airlines that will fly English Bull Dogs.
  • If they claim to be an IPATA member, please visit www.ipata.org to get contact information and call the company to confirm validity BEFORE accepting and sending money.

Reporting a Scam

  • If you have already engaged or paid money to a scammer, immediately stop contact with them.
  • File a report with your local law enforcement and with your local FBI office.
  • File a report with the Internet Crime Complaint Center: www.ic3.gov.
  • Contact the publication or side where you first saw the ad.
  • If you have sent money, talk with a manager at Western Union or Money gram offices.
  • If you have sent money, talk with a manager at Western Union or Money gram offices.
  • If you have sent money, talk with a manager at Western Union or Money gram offices.
  • Send one email you received from the advertiser and one email from the pet scammer to [email protected]
  • The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association asks that you please report any Pet Scams you may come in contact with.
  • The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association asks that you please report any Pet Scams you may come in contact with.
  • If you see the WORLDCARE PET TRANSPORT name, logo, or e-mail address being used in any form PLEASE contact us immediately!
  • Email: [email protected] or Call 203.662.0672
  • Learn more at www.ipata.org/pet-scams.