Recently we warned people about the site OLX Australia in our post here. That site is LOADED with scam ads for puppies that don’t exist. Now another site has been completely infiltrated by the scammers – but this time it is even worse. OLX is a general classified site, hosting scam ads across a range of categories (how nice of them). The site we are warning about today on the other hand is a dedicated canine website, meaning the only people who will get scammed are people like you – Australian dog lovers.
What makes it even more scandalous is the fact this site (*D-o-g-g-i-s-h Australia) has the audacity to say each advertiser has been “phone verified”. We are not afraid to say this is a complete and utter lie. How do we know?
A: The scammers (and these are ALL scam ads shown here) are located in Nigeria, Cameroon, Eastern Europe, etc. They are NEVER actually located in Australia.
B: Even the most inept scammer has enough brains to use a fake telephone number.
C: The ads are completely and obviously fake to any domain owner who (one would hope) monitors such activities on their site.
If *D-o-g-g-i-s-h Australia actually did what they said and phone verified every seller, none – not-one – of these fake ads would appear on their site.
Yet it gets even worse. On the snippets from their home page, shown below, they state they are “The safe way to buy & sell puppies and dogs in Australia”. Nothing could be further from the truth – unless they are saying their site is safe for scammers to happily posts ads for puppies that don’t exist and thus rip-off Australian families.
The snippet on the left shows a Saint Bernard puppy as the feature photo in a French Bulldog Ad! The one on the right shows a classic photo of a scam Yorkshire Terrier puppy ad (but hey – at least they have the same breed pictured as stated in the ad title this time!) If the domain owners cared one whit about Australian families getting ripped off by the villains who advertise non-existent puppies on their site, just a quick look at their own home page would show them straight away what is happening.
We’re not holding our breath for the owners of *D-o-g-g-i-s-h Australia to do anything about the obvious scams being run on their site. However there is good news to be had out of this debacle though:
A: pups4sale.com.au actually DOES verify EVERY advertiser who wishes to place an ad on pups4sale – and does so through a unique, layered security process we have developed and refined over the last 8 years of being in business.
B: pups4sale.com.au is the ONLY site in Australia that actually DOES verify each advertiser. Unlike *D-o-g-g-i-s-h Australia – who say they verify each advertiser when in actuality this statment is a bald-faced lie, at pups4sale.com.au we actually do verify every advertiser without making a song and dance about it.
The bottom line? Pups4sale.com.au is the ONLY site you need to go to in Australia to safely (yes, really safely, not “pretend safely”(!)) buy, sell or rescue puppies and adult dogs. If you have any questions, feel free to Contact Us, check out our Scam Stopper page and/or the multiple videos we have posted on the subject on our Youtube Channel.
* = We spell the site name out this way so we don’t give any credence to their name when this post is listed in the search engines