When shopping online the customer relies on the knowledge and honesty of the pet dealer(s) being used. Unfortunately, a new breed of scam artists has emerged into the reptile industry.
These people are stealing identities, money, and even animals from unsuspecting hobbyist. It’s hard to spot a scam when you don’t know what to look for. The best way to protect your interest is by only using known and respected dealers.
Here are some key signs that consumers should look for before ordering animals :
The Store should have a physical address, not a PO Box
The Store should be willing to fax you a copy of their Business License
The Store should be willing to fax you a copy of their Wildlife Permit
The Store should have a working local phone number in addition to their toll-free number
The Store should inform you where the animals are being shipped from if their being Dropped-Shipped
The best protection consumers can give themselves when shopping for live animals online is good ‘old common sense. “If it looks fishy it is fishy” .
Please email if you have any question at firstname.lastname@example.org If you would prefer to contact me by phone feel free to call my personal cell at 903-732-8755.