Lost: Unknown Unknown (ALL AREAS)

  • Dog ID 130026
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 04 Jun 2018
  • Gender & Breed Unknown Unknown
  • Age
  • Colour
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  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Unknown
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 01 Jun 2018
  • Lost In Post Area ALL AREAS
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info SCAMMERS CONTACTING MISSING PET OWNERS. IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU PLEASE EMAIL stolen@doglost.co.uk WITH AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE INCLUDING SCREENSHOTS OF ANY MESSAGES IF POSSIBLE. False reports are also being left on telephone number monitoring sites, so that when contact is received, an owner googles the number & is falsely given the impression that someone has had their dog back by engaging with the scammer
  • Phone 1 0844 800 3220
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By CJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
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These phone calls are still going on daily.
What is it with these IDIOTS.
They need to get a job better still go in the army and try to be REAL MEN.
I say men (Did I say men I meant SCUM.)
To do something useful for a change.
Just seen a segment on Ripoff Britain this morning. These horrible people don't deserve to walk amongst decent folk.
These calls are still going on.
For the owners of a Stolen or Lost dog it is horrendous.
Why oh why are there so many sick people out there.
Had a call at 5pm scouse. Bloke. Saying he had the dog. Kept saying mate. Then said he’s no use to me so unless I give him £500 he will kill him.
I had 2 calls from them,luckily the 2nd call was after CID confirmed they had retrieved my puppy after it was stolen this afternoon. They were demanding £1000 or I would never see him again then the 2nd call they sang down the phone repeatedly "busters gunna die" so I laughed and told them he was already home. He had a scouse accent
DogLostLottie @ Muddy Paws-Area volunteer North London.
Could we please send out another alert

Owners of chloe missing North london has just had a call.

Asking for money or dog will be sent to the pound
DogLostMax - Area Co-ordinator - Cornwall & Area Volunteer - Durham & Ireland
*** You may get a call saying someone has bought your dog & paid x amount for it & they will happily bring it back to you on transfer of funds. They will say their child loves the dog & it will break their hearts, but they want to do the right thing! DO NOT FALL FOR IT. Get photographic proof if anyone says this. They will take your money & you will not see your dog ***
DogLostSandra Watt
Posted on DogLost Durham facebook page ...although it is regarding a lost cat, same could apply for lost dog ....As some of you may know, we lost our cat last Friday but thankfully he returned unharmed late Monday night. However, I thought I would make everyone aware of a scam we fell for in our upset and vulnerable state in the hope no one else is caught out!!
On Sunday late afternoon, we had a call from someone pretending to be from the RSPCA. They said they believed they had found our cat and that he had been taken to a local vets. They had my postcode, and the cats name (both of which I hadn't shared this on Social Media posts). Also they gave me the first 8 digits of his microchip to check (I now know these are pretty universal and it is the last 8 that are pet specific). The story went on they told me he was found down by Romily Park. They then put me on hold to check if he needed treatment after which advised me that he was well and only cost was a £5.00 discharge fee. I paid this by card and didn't think anything of it as I was so happy they had found my cat. I even asked if they could find out if the person who found him would let me have their details so we could thank them.
We therefore made our way down the vets and whilst on route, he rang again saying there was a problem with the card and could I give details again. I explained I didn't have card with me, he asked if I had another which I said I didn't. When they explained the fee was with the vets, I said I had cash or could transfer by phone as I was outside vets which he said was fine.
On arrival vets was closed, but we didn't think anything of it as it was a Sunday. I rang the bell and called the emergency line. Whilst waiting my husband had a text from the bank explaining they had stopped a transaction and to call the bank. The penny clicked straight away it was a scam!! Our hearts sunk. We called the bank and the scumbag had tried to take over £400.00 in three transactions.
Thankfully the bank stopped it and we found our cat in any event, but wanted to make people aware of this in the hope no-one else is caught out. I was angry with myself for falling for the scam but was upset and vulnerable at the time and so received he had been 'found', I didn't question it.
Sorry for the long message but thought it was important people are made aware of the scam.
when a dog went missing owned by a very sick gentleman many many miles away from me i offered to be the contact number - knowing how traumatised and vulnerable the dog owner is in every case and may panic and get angry etc etc. several weeks later when i got a phone call at 07.00 one morning (kept phone on 24/7) i was able to remain cool calm and collected and say the right things. rang doglost immediately with info - hey presto a happy ending
As a helper I have had them and I just say get lost.
If you are the owner must not be nice.
Please owners ignore them, these people have got to be sick in the head.
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
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DogLostKaren - Area Co-ordinator London, Home Counties & Police Liaison
Although there have been many arrests we have been advised of scam calls again over the last 2-3 days/nights again. Full details sent to Investigating officer

Can we please reiterate - if you, as an owner, receive a call, we are so sorry, but please can you do the following:

Call the Police and report; get an incident/CRN
Report to action fraud - https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime
E-mail in to stolen@doglost.co.uk so that we can log details and then get details straight over to investigating officer

DogLostClaire Gresty - Area Co-ordinator & Police Liaison - North West
I know a lot of us volunteers have had our own phone numbers on for some owners, and we have experienced these scammers and the calls are very distressing. So for owners to have to deal with this when they are going through so much stress already with their beloved pet missing, is truly horrendous. I’m sorry to anyone who has had to deal with these types of calls.
Well done and thank you to EVERYONE xx
DogLostJay C - Area Co-ordinator - North West
Huge well done to EVERYONE involved, I would just like to say thank you to ALL volunteers that have had these owners in floods of tears pouring their hearts out on the other end of a phone,that have spent many many hours reassuring them that information will be passed on, when everyone works together,that is when the magic happens xx
Hope you managed to get some sleep Jayne ...Well done everyone its brilliant, these , must be polite, Morons, have been caught, I do hope Police can follow through with lengthy prison sentences ,It is the lowest of lows that attack People when they are at their most vunerable.
DogLostJayne - Admin
TX ! Now we have to go to the next step! And we will together do this...First step is I need some sleep..um must have been 3 months of scammer calls...Stoptheft...email me admin@ doglost.co.uk
Thank you!
HUGE THANKYOUS to All concerned in collating all the Info.. I personally know 1 amazing person who has spent many hours with owners.. Owners at their lowest ebb, often vulnerable, & yes.. Desperate to have their stolen or missing dog back home... Personally, i have always alerted an owner to the Despicable scam using the poster when i have advised registration.
Lets hope all owners will be reimbursed & with interest..
Are all owners on all listings, now being emailed, in case some were too scared to come forward, or don't perhaps realise they aren't alone in being a victim of these Evil, greedy criminals?..
Last edited: 2021-05-10 21:52:06 by #stoppettheft
That's FANTASTIC news Jayne, well done to everyone involved. Hope the scammers get their just deserts! Joanx
DogLostJayne - Admin
Can assure you we have got them all! If anyone else tries to start up within their "community" word will have spread very quickly of the 7 arrests...Gosh in the last 4 hours not had one person email or ring to say they have had a scam call...What a relief for our admin and doglost police liason team...Now with the help of the special police task force...lets go for the thieves!
Good to hear your news Jayne. I doubt these 7 are the only scammers doing this, so important that anyone that has info about approaches from scammers continues to send it to Doglost. So pleased police are taking this despicable crime seriously. JoanxLast edited: 2021-05-10 20:10:30 by Joan
Good news. Glad this is now being taken seriously.
DogLostJayne - Admin
I am pleased to announce 7 People were arrested this afternoon...Thank you to everyone who sent details to stolen at doglost.co.uk ..our Doglost police liason team headed by Wayne and CJ....thank you to the government setting up the special task force...With Prit Patel and BJ setting as a matter of priority...It has paid off!
danielle mastbraker
I was contacted last night I reported my dog misssing at around midnight got a call at 0316 telling me they had found my dog wouldn’t say where they found him or where they were and asked how do I know police won’t be involved. It was an Irish accent male but I ended the call it was from no caller ID also my number is only displayed on here and no one has commented on my post
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Page Bumped
DogLostWill - Area Volunteer - Dorset, Hampshire & North West
A number of owners in the North West region have received these distressing calls.
DogLostJohn's Petcare Devizes - DogLost Area Volunteer - Wiltshire
A Wiltshire owner has received one
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Page bumped
DogLostSandra Watt
One of our Scottish owners has received a hoax call from an irish man demanding £5,000. This been reported to the police. This happened within a couple of hours of the stolen dog being listed on DogLost.
HelperHelen - Dog SOS Derbyshire
We’ve had an owner who received hoax calls saying they had his dog and wanted £1000 for her and sent bank account details. Reported to police , in fact owner was in the police station when he received a call and they weren’t interested. The dog was found straying yesterday. Have been told this same caller is ringing a few owners, number witheld.Last edited: 2021-03-26 13:13:07 by Helen - Dog SOS Derbyshire
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
I did a share post again a few days ago due to seeing the number of posts re these scams. When contacting owners to help with dogs in my areas one of the first things I do is make them aware of this scam so they are pre warned. Have also seen cat owners being targeted.
DogLostJayne - Admin
Sadly the scam notice is up again a man with an Irish accent is calling numerous numbers with the same script if you receive please send screen shots to stolen@doglost.co.uk HE DOES NOT HAVE YOUR DOG.
Paul and Lyn
Just had a disturbing phone call about our lost dog Amis. The male asked if this was the number for the lost dog, and I said yes. He said that he thought he had the dog, so I asked him how is he. The reply was that he was dead. I asked where is he twice, and each time the response was that he was on the floor. The line went dead, and the call log on the phone lists it as an unknown number. GU21 area.
Sophie Grenside
Someone has been calling Sarah and Andy Grenside; my parents also owners of the missing German Shepard Thor on Christmas Day that they have killed him. We have reported it to the police and will continue to search for him. GU26 area!
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Owner of a dog missing in Norfolk has just received a similar message as posted below by thedogfinder saying that the ex has stolen her dog but couldn’t give any details until money was sent.
Owner has reported this to the Police dealing with her missing dog.
2 separate owners have had the similar message in the last 24 hours from this number 07512 335146 - saying “my ex has your dog / cat , he stole it etc”. Number had already been flagged up online by others so assume a hoax? All owners please be aware, it’s awfully distressing anyway without idiots like this making matters worse. BEWARE - maybe just block the number now anyway 🤬Last edited: 2019-11-14 08:52:43 by .
Shocking, funny how the police wont do anything when they're trying to extort money illegally
We have received two series of hoax messages from different numbers asking for money upfront. Sadly the police weren’t interested - my husband drove to the police station and shared the messages and even a tape recording but they told us they had done nothing wrong. Sadly we have not had the support some of you seem to have experienced.
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
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DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Bumped page.
We received a text last night form saying that her “ex”had taken my dog Lady. She wanted £50 before she would give us any details. We have the bank details sort code:
I have informed the police as she was saying her ex was extremely violent.
Nicky from DogList has informed me that it’s the same number that others had texts from demanding money. Be aware everyone and good luck with your search. Edited out identifying details which will be emailed to stolen
Owners of Zeus have been told if they dont pay £15000 he will be dead, She is already involved with Police as this was a knife related break in , caller left no number but have advised she gets in touch with the Officer whos dealing with the case asap
Beauty's Legacy
Texts from this number 07496 689334 claiming to have dinky and Doris and demanding a bank transfer
be careful. ask what the dog looks like, if they hang up and try to call back saying their battery ran out its a fair warning its a scam
someone tried to scam me earlier but i got in touch with the people who had my dog when he called me the third time..
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
ADMIN should this stay at the TOP of the lost listings?
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West

RUBY’s family have received money hoax calls.
and from experience the police will take it very seriously
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Thank you Sharon x
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Lisa P, I've just noticed that Turbo's family have received hoax calls, you may want to get more details xx http://www.doglost.co.uk/pet/138606
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
It appears that the scammers are leaving false reports on telephone number monitoring sites, so that when contact is received, an owner googles the number & is falsely given the impression that someone has had their dog back by engaging with the scammer, this has been reported but please do email stolen@doglost.co.uk if you are contacted, the numbers are changing regularly and we have full records. Please also remember to report to the Police on 101 and Action Fraud online x
Jen - Lost and Found Ilkley
Owner of NISKA has also just received a text from 07825798405 asking for £50 for address of where NISKA is.
DogLostJohn's Petcare Devizes - DogLost Area Volunteer - Wiltshire
As it's easy to fake From: addresses the original message needs to be analysed per -
to get the name of the Internet Service Provider to who abuse reports can be submitted. However, there are plenty of rogue operators out there who support spammers, in which case the wholesaler who leases the internet bandwidth to the ISP can investigate.
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Paul, maybe try emailing stolen@doglost.co.uk ~ include as much info as possible and a copy of the emails you're referring to
Not sure whether this is related or not, but I have recently been receiving phishing emails purporting to come from the Doglost Shop. They actually come from an address in Lithuania. I have emailed the shop a couple of times about this, pointing out their obligations to keep our data secure, but have yet to receive even the courtesy of an acknowledgement. If there is a better channel for me to report the details to, please would someone in the DL community let me know via this thread? It's in all our interests. Thanks!
Paul Last edited: 2018-12-03 11:27:01 by Paul
DogLostNicky - Area Co-ordinator London, Home Counties & Police Liaison
Gemjar please email details to stolen@doglost.co.uk
Hi where do I sent details, screen shots and phone numbers of the scammers to?
2 separate missing dog cases in Yorkshire over last 2 days, both recieved text messages saying I know where your dog is, send me £25 and I'll give you address. One owner in North Yorks & one in West Yorks, messages recieved from same telephone number
Thank you to everyone who is sending us the details of contact, please keep sending as the numbers change regularly. We have a lot of information & are working with the police on the overall issue, when reporting your own experiences to the local police please let us know the incident number so we can let them know the full picture, thoughts are with owners affected y this cruel scam x
Hello, I am Dana’s mum ref 101412. I’ve just received a text. They said they know where my dog is and that if I pay £15 upfront and they will give me the name and address. Then I am to pay another £10 when I collect. I haven’t responded. I can send you further details and screen shots of the messages. I feel numb. 😢Last edited: 2018-11-20 20:48:54 by Michele
DogLostClaire Gresty - Area Co-ordinator & Police Liaison - North West
More today for Fred’s owner (Chihuahua BL1 area).
DogLostKaren - Area Co-ordinator London, Home Counties & Police Liaison
More today!
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
This is still happening & the numbers are changing, please if you are contacted email us at stolen@doglost.co.uk with as much information as possible, including screenshots of messages if possible, we can confirm if the number you hear from has contacted other owners x

BAD PEOPLE ABOUTLast edited: 2018-11-04 22:11:08 by Patlucky
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
I have been targeted too. How can people be so cruel.

I have sent email to stolen@doglost.co.uk
Also sent the phone number that was used.

Fingers crossed these heartless people can be caught xxxx
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Thank you Helen, please can you ask the owner to send all details to stolen@doglost.co.uk including the details of their dog & we can ensure the details are added to our log x
HelperHelen - Dog SOS Derbyshire
One of our owners had a phone call on Sunday, has been reported number wasn’t withheld though
Shared UK wide
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Bumped page.
DogLostKaren - Area Co-ordinator London, Home Counties & Police Liaison
2 of my owners in the last hour have had a phone call from withheld number. Man demanding £1000 - when asked for photo or pushed for more info puts phone down
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
And another, poor owner in Suffolk, have sent details on to our Police Co-ords.
Another one today. Have spoken to Jayne about it.
DogLostJayne - Admin
And today!
Thank you Patlucky, please can you ask the owner who received the call to email the details to stolen@doglost.co.uk or send them in on their behalf if they already gave them to you please x
There was a scam call at Wickford a couple of days ago
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
If this has happened to you please email all the information you have to stolen@doglost.co.uk - Thank you x
DogLostKaren - Area Co-ordinator London, Home Counties & Police Liaison

One of our Owners last night!!! We have a lot of details to compare if anyone else has any instances in their area. This makes us really mad!!!!!
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
Not sure at all??

I checked the rescue you mention and number is 01905 610953.

The number being used by scammers has been searched

PHONE NUMBER: 07923915972
07923 915972
Type: Mobiles
Mobile phone network: O2
Average rate:Dangerous
Number of searches:879
Last checked:12 hours ago 🕓
I'm confused - please advise

The number you have listed as being the one used by these scum'bags ??
It belongs to


How can that be??

DogLostSarah - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambs Twitter Co-ordinator
Tweeted @DogLostUK
DogLostShelties Mum - Area Volunteer, Kent
How low can you stoop? Totally disgusting.
DogLostJytte - Area Volunteer - West Yorkshire
I have added the graphic to the NE group page
This happened to me in Scunthorpe. It was very distressing. Please be careful
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Shared to Dog Lost Norfolk and Suffolk and also Dog Lost Cambridge facebook groups.
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Shared Scottish groups, Cornwall, Northumberland and Durham.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Sharing Twitter.x
DogLostJulie - Area Co-ordinator - Surrey & South London
Shared to Dog Lost Surrey and South London FB pages
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Shared on FB to All Central Doglost Groups & Tweeted x
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
Warning to all owners of Missing Pets. Scammers are making contact stating they know where your pet is and need money before they inform you of where.
POLICE AWARE in areas reported to them.
Number being used is 07923915972 but no doubt this will change.
ANY OWNERS getting any suspicious calls are advised to contact doglost.
Sorry to see that SCAMMERS OPERATING is missing.
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