Im being cheated, what can i do?

Hello, I recently attempted to purchase a dog online, the person said the dog would only cost $140.00 Nothing more, they are now trying to charge me an extra $450.00, then they are tryin to take $250, I no longer want the dog as i do not have the money, and i want a refund of my money, now they are going to send me to the FBI and Pets Abandonements. What can i do?

Asked almost 8 years ago in Ontario
Categories: Contracts  Animals  Legal Aid

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James R Coleman

Answer by James R Coleman

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From where did you try to purchase the dog?  You live in Ontario.  The US FBI has no authority in Canada. That implies the dog is being sold from the US.  Do you have the dog?  How did you pay for the dog? Is there a written contract?  If you have not received the dog and paid using a credit card or check, just go to your bank and stop payment if it is not too late. 
You wrote "now they are going to send me to the FBI and Pets Abandonment".  Assume you mean they will report you to those agencies.  FBI would become involved only if a US Federal crime is committed.  It is not a crime to terminate a contract.  If the dog is not abandoned, PA is not involved. 
Make sure you keep copies of everything - the internet ad, emails, etc.

Posted almost 8 years ago

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