Sadly, in mid 2016 Scammers started building WEBSITES instead of using small ads as they had done for many years. How did I find this out? A customer of mine contacted me that some of my puppy photos and her reference to me were being used on a scammer's website. At the time I thought everyone pays a website company, like I do, for building a website, so I called the website company to have the scam site removed. Who do you think I was confronted with? The Scammer! So these crooks are not always paying website companies but OWN the website itself!
I have been with homestead going on 16 years now. If I were a scammer my website can be deactivated by the Homestead website company or removed
Be aware that the online world isn't what it appears. REAL BREEDERS can look bad due to fake reports written on them by scammers who want consumers to flock to their constantly changing webite domains and title. The scammers have no concern about negative reviews giving them away because they pull down their domains and bring up new ones every couple of months.
How to know you are dealing with a REAL Breeder
1. Call and listen to the voice of the person you are dealing with. So far every customer that I have spoken to that was scammed said the voice of the scammer has middle Eastern accent foreigner
2. Movies with your name on a piece of paper placed in with the puppy. A scammer can steal a movie from a breeder, BUT can't have your name on a peice of paper in with the puppy....
The movies with security paper in with the puppy should be all you really need. But if you need more then here are more ideas
3. Ask for Veterinarian telephone number.
4. Ask for the airline Cargo personnel who would know a Breeder who ships puppies
5. Ask for Facetime but do so in a considerate way of asking for appt. It is rude to pop in on facetime without notice as people can be in bathroom, oe shower,or eating a meal.