This breeder has an ad on your site (https://www.hoobly.com/p/F7cGI). This ad ties to their website...
made agreement to purchase a pup for $700.00 including flight. After going back and forth through text messages I was told she was shipping the pup out on 08/27 I took the day off work to pick up the pup at the airport, after waiting for almost an hour she never shipped the dog. I told her to refund the card, got several text messages back confirming the refund but haven't seen anything yet. So I have filed a fraud charges through my credit card company and Paypal next is the BBB / IRS / local authorities
BEWARE of NIKIK3099
I encountered a person named Courtney Tipton, selling Pembroke/Cardigan cross Corgis for $400, supposedly in Crossville TN. Communicated decently, sent pictures of adorable puppy from an app in which her username was persian20191057. I paid the deposit. She even sent updated pics of "my" puppy. I then found an ad under the same username k9093 at Hoobly selling pugs in Fayetteville NC, with a different phone number but same exact and very specific wording in the ad. Claims to be deaf, so will not take calls. When asked about the pugs, she claims her account was hacked but all these complaints here against her prove otherwise (do a search here for Courtney Tipton). She was immediately defensive when I expressed my concerns and said she'd refund the deposit tonight. We'll see, but everything up to this point has been a lie so I'm sure that is also. I used PayPal friends and family. Big mistake on my part. What a disappointment. She's not just taking people's money, she's stealing their hopes, their eagerness for a puppy, and their trust. Beware anyone with the name Courtney Tipton, email c t i p 2229 (at) g m a i l. Phone number changes according to area she's claiming to sell from. I'm just glad we found out sooner rather than later. I should have known better. Wish I'd googled her name first!
Apparently Hoobly allows this individual to continue her scams despite complaints against her. At this moment she has an ad at Hoobly for pug puppies and is probably receiving fresh deposits from unsuspecting people who are just excited about the possibility of a puppy. I reported the ad and contacted Hoobly but yet it is still there.
Some red flags that I shouldn't have ignored: (1) Sought after breeds of puppies are priced cheaply enough that they are very tempting but they are not registered so it seems possible. These puppies are far from the age to be weaned, only about 2 weeks old at the time of the ad. (2) She demands a deposit through Zelle or PayPal Friends and Family ONLY and says she will not accept deposits in person. When I had trouble using Zelle she was quick to say that she was sorry I wasted my time and wished me luck on my search, giving me a further sense that we were about to lose our chance for the puppy. (3) She says that you will be welcome to visit the puppies only after they've had their first shots. Understandable from a health perspective but a red flag nonetheless. Weeks go by from planning deposit to this supposed chance to actually see your puppy. (4) She will not accept phone calls, in my case claiming that she is deaf (what a low down lie). This is actually because she uses a free text app to make all those phone numbers. (5) She is very quick to say "if you don't like this don't bother contacting me, " which gives the buyer a sense of urgency in following her demands so as not to miss the great deal on a puppy. (6) She uses misspellings of "your" for "you're" in every ad I've seen. A common mistake but it is such a consistent misuse that it may give a clue that a posting is by her. (7) She continually emphasizes "SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY or don't bother contacting me." Many actual animal breeders are enthusiastic about their breed and happy to answer questions. This emphasis on being serious makes the buyer feel like they are already committed to saying they will send a deposit even before contacting her. (8) Upon request she sends beautiful photos of ideal looking puppies posed "just so." She is quick to supply these, they appear almost professionally done and she has age progressions that seem legitimate. Who knows where she gets these images of whole litters different ages from! They were shared through an app called TextMe rather than through her personal text as most people would do. (9) Communication is not very prompt and there are "issues" beyond her control that come up. In my case she said her phone stopped working and she had to borrow a friend's. She later claimed her Hoobly account had been hacked. She was slow to respond to emails asking for updates but very quick to respond when I asked her about the pugs in NC. She responded defensively at the suggestion that she could take a personalized picture of the puppy, saying she is not scamming anyone and that she'd just refund my deposit. Uhhh, still waiting on that fairy tale. A legitimate seller would want to allay and refute concerns, not just shut off communication.
So, just beware out there. I'm a seller on Hoobly and I appreciate my customers who trust me, but I would never be offended if someone asked for verification. And I wouldn't ask for deposits ONLY in a way that is unprotected. There are good sellers out there. But Courtney Tipton is definitely not one of them! Watch out for her aliases also: Carson Tipton, Courtney Phillips (which she claimed was her maiden name). I know she just signed up for PayPal (because Zelle wouldn't go through for me) and I'll be contacting them to warn them of this serial scammer.
Avoid Hermosadoodles, and the seller in these screenshots on Hoobly. She will take your deposit, then block...
Saw a add for a Great Danes from nikkirenea17
I contacted her and even spoke to her on the phone. She told me that she reduced the price and had 3 left.
The price being low we were a little worried.
The more we communicated the more it did not feel real. When we tried to see the pups she got back with us later that evening which would be to late. Story always changed and today when we did have a time set. The price changed and the amount of dogs changed. Still no address to see. When I informed her it did not feel right, I got insults from her.
I believe it is a scam
My email is [protected]@gmail.com I am trying to post an add for my make American bully pup .I am wondering as to why I am still waiting for my add to be posted I have used your site many times and never had to go there this process could you kindly help myself with this issue .all I am trying to do is fine a great home for an amazing dog with quality bloodlines fully potty trained, crate trained leash trained. UTD on shots ect...
Do not purchase rottweiler puppies from John Niles phone number [protected] in Burkesville Kentucky. I purchased a female from them Saturday night 8/17/19. She came home and all day Sunday diarrhea and acted like she had been abused because we would walk up to her and try to pet her and she would hunker down and run away. Monday she wasn't eating, was having diarrhea and blood in her stool . I proceeded to ask why she would act like that regarding acting afraid and they said she has to get to know us. (she still does it today 8/23/19. Clearly she knows us) Tuesday i took her to the vet as she wasn't eating or drinking. She was infested with hook worms.. No biggie as that's normal in puppies to have some worms. That was 256 dollars. She seemed okay the rest of Tuesday after getting medicine. Wednesday still the same with the diarrhea. Thursday, ate a little & every time she went to the bathroom, diarrhea. Then today (8/23/19) she stopped having poop in her diarrhea, it turned into just mucus and blood. She then projectile vomited everywhere and wouldn't eat or drink. I now have had to hospitalize her for the weekend and it's costing me over $700 because they sold me a puppy with health issues. They refuse to give me any money back or take the puppy back. Never again would i purchase from these people and i recommend that no one else does either
When I registered with Hoobly, I was not prompted to give my location/ area, but just my email address is all. Please note: I do not live in Homossassa, but rather in Lakeland Florida. I have contacted Hoobly Customer Service three times so far but they have not helped me yet. They responded once and suggested that I update my ad location. But please note: my ad will always continue to show up in Homossassa until my user/profile is changed. Their system does not allow the user/ member to update their location so I am stuck. I am grateful for their pet ad service but I will never get any buyers when I am listed so far away. I have been contacting and asking customer service for help for about a week now. Might as well delete my ad and my membership as well if you won't help me. Its not what I want but its useless to place ads to some other faraway/ remote city from me. Rather, I ask again here for customer service to help rectify this situation properly by changing my user/member location to Lakeland Florida.
Me and my wife gave a down payment of 200$ for a golden doodle puppy and we found out it was a scam and we...
I inquired about a Boston terrier I found on hoobly. I knew the price was to good to be true but I figured I'd try. The person wanted me to send $100 to hold him. I asked to come see him & pay the deposit in cash. For reasons unknown that wasn't possible. The person has a area code from Arkansas. The location on his account says Southfield mi. & he says he located on Marshall Mi which he didn't even spell right. I checked the account and they have multiple breed litters of puppies... all with these deposits and low prices. Bet this guy is making a killing off stupid people who send the money. Beware! Also FIY you can't transact dogs on PayPal. So keep that in mind! I hope people see this!
This woman took $500 from me after my dogs gave birth to two dead puppies, she was unsympathetic and has been calling to harass me and she is threatening to sue me for giving an honest review. I also received a message to my post from someone that said she took $200 from them for a puppy and they didn't get it. She seems very off it to me, I suggest anyone not to do business with her ever!
Member "qwa" is a fraud and scam. Placed ad for French Bulldog puppy for sale in the Greensboro, NC area for...
Incident date: July 12, 2019 Client email: housecleaner2013 Breeder would not allow me to see parents or go...
Please note home area is not Southfield, Michigan it's Kentucky not sure why this has shown up this way. I would appreciate your correcting this mistake and letting me know that you did. There's no point in me trying to sell dogs in Michigan when I am living way down and Kentucky, if people see Michigan as my home state they were going to scroll right by as opposed to contacting me
I responded to an ad for baby Macaws from Charlesedward43 and sent money for the bird after talking for a while and he was answering questions so it seemed legitimate. I sent $900.00 ($200 via PayPal and $700 via VenMo) I was luckily able to get the funds back from Venmo as he could not access them due to an issue with ID he said. He was supposed to send the baby birds out via Delta animal cargo and on 2 separate occassions they never made it to the airport, first time he stated he was away and his co breeder who was feeding the babies was supposed to send. That day came and the birds never made the airline, he answered to that message and stated it was an issue with the crate the airline wouldn't accept it so he said he would send when he returned and that there would be no issues with the second shipment attempt. well that day comes and I tracked the airway tracking number that he gave me and again no birds made the flight! at this point he had blocked my number from contacting him and I have not heard another word from him. He still owes me $200.00 for the fund I could not recover from PayPal as he requested payment be sent friends and family, I didn't know this would not be a safe transaction, I thought any PayPal transaction was protected.
My email [protected]@hotmail.com and [protected]@hotmail.com are hacked and taken over. I redirected all my...
There are MANY goat breeds that need to be included in the Categories Filter for goats!!! You only have 5 listed!! You might further divide them into Dairy goats and Meat goats and Fiber goats
Dairy goats for example: (these should be added)
You already have Nubian but Nigerian should be changed to Nigerian Dwarf
Meat Goats: ( you already have Pygmy and Boer)
Fiber Goats - Angora
Hi I recently found out someone is trying to use my pics as the parents of their pups which is not the case and now shes even posted an ad of my studs for sale which is not the case either the name on the account is jazmierbrown and here is the link. http://www.hoobly.com/p/34jk3 I deleted my stud account until this is resolved. I cant believe what she is doing or why this is crazy I did call her and ask her to not use my photos here is her phone number this is a scam and fraud [protected]
My name is Michelle Cross email address is [protected]@yahoo.comYes this person took a $100 deposit for a dog that she represented as AKC. Well the father could have been but the litter is not. When I asked her on May 6th she said yes they could be registered. The day before I was to drive to pick up puppy she text me and said she had made a mistake that she had never sent in the parents papers and that would make neither parent registered. She told me she had another litter due and it would have AKC parents. Well the litter was born now she says it's not registerable. I asked for my deposit back and she blocked me. She miss lead me the whole way. She is listed under cortesbeatrice1962 here is her ad. Chow Chow Puppies looking for forever families
Born: March 9th, 2019
Ready for forever families: May 4th, 2019
Florida Certificate of Health
First set of shots administered but veterinarian.
Dewormed 8x : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, &8 weeks old
Clean fecal examination.
High protein diet
High calcium diet
Daily vitamin supplement
Socialized with small children daily
Love chew toys
Parents AKC & CKC registered
Sire & Dame on premises
1 female left
Happy healthy cuddly playful adorable sweet fluffy loving fur babies looking for forever families.
$100.00 deposit hold your puppy till pick. Deposits nonrefundable if you decide you don't want the puppy.
$500.00 due at pick up
Located in Umatilla Fl.
This is the puppy I put a deposit on. But I was wanting a AKC registerable one.
I purchased a Doberman from a breeder on your site. Their screen name is "dobes2017". Since purchasing the puppy I have had multiple medical issues and have spent a great deal of money to get the puppy to good health. This breeder I believe is simply running a puppy mill and selling dobermans with pre existing conditions. Also, they gave me the pup at 7 weeks, which at the time I was not aware was illegal. I hope you consider banning this seller to save the life of these dobermans because some might not have the money to fix them like we are. I've tried getting papers from them but they refuse and ignore me. I think they are a fraud and that you should remove them from making money off of these poor puppies. Feel free to contact me at [protected] and I will explain the 4 grand I just spent on him yesterday. It to mention the thousands before at the vet. Please do not let this continue.