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    Online scam swindles dog lovers
    • From: AdelaideNow
    • June 11, 2010 10:59AM
    ONLINE scammers have swindled thousands of dollars out of dog lovers by selling puppies that never arrive.


    Vicitms of the scam paid between $1440 and $2725 to "Newfview Kennels" which claims to have a kennel in South Australia but is not a registered business.
    Minister for Consumer Affairs Gail Gago said the website claims to have Newfoundland, Chesapeake and Leonberger puppies for sale and provides a mobile number to call to place an order.
    "All transactions are made via telephone and money is paid directly into a bank account belonging to Andrew Pike of Newfview Kennels," Ms Gago said.
    "After payment, a delivery date is set and agreed to but the puppies fail to arrive on the scheduled date.
    "These unsuspecting customers have not received a puppy or a refund despite repeated requests and promises."

    Six people have made formal complains to the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs.



    ADVICE TO CONSUMERS
    *If you are unsure about an ad that you have seen, seek advice from a breeder or kennel
    association, a vet or your local pet shop.
    *Do some research into the trader before making any money transfers.
    *Where possible, look for local breeders or pet shops so that you can view the puppy before making a payment.
    *If the dog is supposedly coming from overseas, there is no way it could be imported in a few weeks due to quarantine procedures. For details check the requirements with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.
    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
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    Well, they've been chasing him forever, so who knows how it's going to pan out Beau.

    Most (if not all) Newfoundland breeders across Australia are adding info into all their advertisements and web-sites trying to help educate potential purchasers to always call their state's canine body to check the breeder they are considering buying from is in fact actually a registered breeder.

    It's a shame so many ppl CAN be scammed TBH.
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    Newfview Kennels - Newfview Kennels thats the website, I can understand people being duped, it says all the right things that many other sites say.
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    Yeah, and he's a brilliant con-artist on the phone too. I have seen him completely turn around ppl who I've notified about him just like that - he IS smooth.
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    Where they say "we are not in a heart worm area so we do not treat for heart worm"

    How is that possible? Heart worms come from Mosquitos! Everywhere has mosquitos!

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    There is no heartworm in the Southern States We don't have to use prevention in Tassie (or Victoria I believe). Tassie is hidatus tapeworm free too... go Tassie! lol

    It's so sad, usually scams are easy to pick out but that sounds like a very well thought out one.
    I urge people to look on Dogzonline for breeders, I know not everyone puts their dogs on there but it's a good place to start, it's how I found my breeder, saw her dogs on DOL and then researched her kennel from there. Local Kennel Club sites are good as well, they have lists of registered prefixes/kennels, here's the tassie one for those interested:
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    Problem is he WAS on Dogzonline for a while Crested. Faint/puke emoticons.

    I think what gets to me is when ppl know he's a scammer, and can even give prospective buyers so many facts, yet those buyers STILL continue to turn a blind eye in their crazed pursuit of a dog.
    What do you do in those circumstances. I give up. Sigh.
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    Thanks crested! That's very interesting! Is that because the mozzies don't carry the heart worm? Amazing! You learn something new everyday!

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    He WHAT??????

    Didn't know that... wow.

    I think it's just too cold down here for them down here amy, nothing survives a Tassie winter lol

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    I didn't think everywhere on the mainland of Australia was affected by heartworm???

    I don't think I've ever seen a mossie down here Amy. Crested is right, nothing survives the Tassie winter. Crested and I along with Meegs died last week, it is our mere shadows typing now.
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