Back in November, we told you about a woman named “Mary Hernandez” who’s selling non-existent dogs online. We’re not sure how many people are involved in this thing, but he/she/them is now using the name “Regina Berry.”
We just heard from a couple near Boston who shelled out $1,150 and waited in the airport for hours, expecting to see a loveable little pup named Chino.
Here’s part of the e-mail, which explains the lengths “Regina” goes to string people along to think they’re actually getting a dog:
Steve, there is a little problem ,my husband said Chino is not going for $850,he said the puppy for $850 has been sold. I'm so sorry ,we have to return your money, unless if you have to pay the price for Chino. He said Chino is going for $1150 Let me know if i should send your money back you So sorry for the miss up Regina
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So here’s what we know about the suspect(s) so far:
- They have terrible grammar
- They’re fucking evil assholes
“Regina’s” phone number is the same as “Mary’s” from November: 832-632-7000. And let me tell you, the guy who (sometimes) answers absolutely LOVES phone calls from complete strangers. If you can’t reach he/she/them on the phone, then try this e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell them you want to spend a lot of money on an imaginary puppy and you heard they might be able to help! – Craig Malisow