When it comes to music – Sweden goes up stream

When it comes to music – Sweden goes up stream

I don’t know if you knew this , however Spotify is in fact Swedish service. It become one of the few providers that may take on i-tunes regarding options and cost. Here’s a motivating reports about this and the way it started to be so great . Also, you can check one on our new posts about Spotify.
Despite being home to a vibrant community of file-sharing activists, Sweden is at the forefront of a global recovery in music sales driven by streaming music services such as Spotify, industry observers say.

Legal downloading sites such as Apple’s iTunes Store were once thought to be a panacea for the global music industry, providing an alternative to illegal download sites like Sweden’s Pirate Bay.

But if the high-tech Scandinavian nation is anything to go by, music downloads could soon be as obsolete as CDs or vinyl records. iTunes’ success has been modest here, with the vast majority of consumers preferring to stream songs rather than owning them on a hard drive.

Last year was the best year for music sales in Sweden since 2005, with 63 percent of revenue coming from digital sources, according to data from the Swedish Recording Industry Association (GLF). Out of that, 90 percent came from streaming services.

“Norway and Sweden are similar in that a large part of music revenue comes from streaming, and in that both countries have seen strong growth,” said Ludwig Werner, managing director of the Swedish chapter of IFPI (the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).
This photo illustration shows the Swedish music streaming service Spotify. Spotify was launched by Swedes Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon in 2008. According to the company, the 120 euros a paying Spotify user spends on music per year is twice that of a user who downloads songs.

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This photo illustration shows the Swedish music streaming service Spotify. Spotify was launched by Swedes Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon in 2008. According to the company, the 120 euros a paying Spotify user spends on music per year is twice that of a user who downloads songs.

Other countries, including Europe’s largest economy Germany, still derive most of their music sales from CDs, he noted.

With income still lagging the heydays of the early noughties, when file-sharing began eating into results, Werner said it was too early to tell if the music industry was out of the woods.

Last year’s sales of 943 million kronor (113 million euros or $148 million) in Sweden was up 13.8 percent from the previous year, but well below the 1.55 billion registered in 2002.

The Swedish turnaround has been driven by two events: In 2009, the “Ipred” law came into effect, giving copyright holders the right to require service providers to reveal details of users who share files, paving the way for legal action.

Also contributing to a rise in legal music sales was Spotify, the digital media juggernaut launched by Swedes Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon in 2008.

The streaming music service still counts Sweden as one of its most successful markets.

“We do see a similar trend (for sales) across the Nordics, but primarily for Sweden and Norway where the penetration for streaming services is very high,” spokeswoman Marine Elgrichi said.
This photo illustration shows the website of Swedish music streaming service Spotify. If high-tech Sweden is anything to go by, music downloads could soon be as obsolete as CDs or vinyl records.

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This photo illustration shows the website of Swedish music streaming service Spotify. If high-tech Sweden is anything to go by, music downloads could soon be as obsolete as CDs or vinyl records.

According to the company, the 120 euros a paying Spotify user spends on music per year is twice that of a user who downloads songs.

Asked about the criticism levied at the digital music service for how it compensates artists, Elgrichi said it pays 70 percent of revenues back to record labels and collecting societies, who then pay the artists.

Last spring, Spotify had paid out a total of $250 million. At the beginning of this year that amount had doubled to half a billion dollars.

“To double that figure in under a year shows the huge strides we’re making,” Elgrichi said.

Tom McAlevey, founder of Radical.FM, a Swedish music streaming start-up modelled on US-based Pandora Internet radio, said streaming music services would create “the most lucrative era the music industry has ever been in.”

According to his own calculations, between 100 and 200 plays on Spotify earns a record company the same amount of money it would make from a download.

“After that it’s just pure profit. No one’s buying anything a second time on iTunes,” he said.

“It’s going to be the most lucrative thing ever because you get paid forever,” he argued. Artists’ criticism of streaming services like Spotify was beginning to subside as they were “starting to understand the math,” he said.

The rise of streaming music is already affecting how record labels operate.

With more people discovering new artists through shared playlists and “tailored” radio stations like Pandora that predict what kind of music the listener wants to hear, there’s less need for costly advertising campaigns to promote the performer.

“Previously most of our marketing activities were tied to paying for exposure,” said Robert Litsen, an executive at Swedish-based Cosmos Music Group.

Promotional campaigns for a singer or a band were now more focused on “what you communicate” rather than “how much you’re willing to pay,” he added.

Others believe it could shift the industry’s economic cycle away from the traditional spike in CD sales before Christmas.

“With less focus on the Christmas market, we can spread out the releases of albums at different times, when artists have more of a chance to stand out,” the managing director of Universal Music Sweden, Per Sundin, said in a recent report from IFPI.

Prior to the controversial Ipred law, Sweden was at the forefront of file-sharing activism, and in 2006 fans of the website Pirate Bay formed the Pirate Party to campaign for copyright reform.

But party leader Anna Troberg said she didn’t think the crackdown on file-sharers was behind the music industry’s newfound success.

“I think it’s because they’ve finally begun using new technology to their advantage, rather than trying to fight it,” she said.

Spotify was a good alternative for “chart music” but finding the sort of niche acts she listened to herself was harder, she noted.

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N.E.R.D. – She Wants to Move

N.E.R.D. – She Wants to Move

N.E.R.D. - She Wants to Move

N.E.R.D (short for ‘No-one Ever Really Dies’, stylized as N*E*R*D) is an American rock, funk and hip hop band. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were signed by Teddy Riley to Virgin Records as a duo, The Neptunes. After producing songs for several artists throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the production duo formed the band with Shay Haley as a side project of The Neptunes in 2001.

N.E.R.D’s debut album, ”In Search Of…”, sold 603,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album debuted at number 61 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 56. It was also awarded the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. The album’s lead single, “Lapdance”, peaked at number 36 of the Hot Rap Tracks chart and number 85 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The second single, “Rock Star”, peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.

The band’s second album, ”Fly or Die”, sold 412,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album debuted at number six on the Billboard 200. The first single, “She Wants to Move”, has gone top 5 in the United Kingdom, top 20 in Norway, Ireland, and Denmark, and top 40 in Australia and the Netherlands.

In 2005, N.E.R.D ended their contract with Virgin and disbanded. Three years later, the band reunited under Star Trak Entertainment, a subsidiary of Interscope Records established by Williams and Hugo.

The band’s third album, ”Seeing Sounds”, sold 80,000 copies in its first week. The album debuted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 80,000 in its first week. It peaked in the top 20 in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, while also charting in the several other countries.

N.E.R.D released their fourth studio album entitled “Nothing” on November 2nd, 2010. The album debuted at number twenty one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 20,000 copies. The first single from the album, “Hot N’ Fun” featuring Canadian recording artist Nelly Furtado, was released on May 18, 2010. “Hypnotize U” the second single off the album was produced by Daft Punk.

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Normal Solutions To Assist You To Sleep Well

Normal Solutions To Assist You To Sleep Well

It is among the most secret performance enhancing products taken by athletes today who ingest mega-doses that support them physically and emotionally. Like Lunesta, it must allow you to stay asleep for at least eight hours and again it’s important that you only get Ambien CR if you have at least 7-8 hours sleep time available. ProVanax will be the natural complement which can be the small extra enable you to should handle anxiety and depression.

It’s a dual-layer extended-release substance with one layer designed to help you to access sleep quickly and another designed to help you stay asleep during the night (or at least allow you to get back to sleep quickly if you are woken). Benefiting from exercise and outdoors can do wonders for your feeling, and wear your-self out early in the afternoon so that you sleep at night. That’s why the natural rest supplements are the most useful alternatives to go for.

Brands including Tylenol PM or Panadol Night Pain could work miracles for pain and insomnia. Most lawsuit involving Ambien requires weird behavior – sleep walking, or sometimes, sleep operating, involving car accidents. Catuaba bark extract belongs to a family of herbs which will help relieve sleep issues in a gentle, natural way. Try to find products with 100 % natural ingredients which are designed to protect and re-build your circadian rhythm.

Does melatonin work for everyone is really a sleep disorder that’s over five hundred different causes. Menopause can be a dreadful word for several women. It can cause mood changes in an individual making them frustrated, feel annoying and burdened. But every evening if you end up, often staring at the threshold, counting numbers from 1-10 or tossing and turning, then you got a problem!

It was particularly popular in Europe from the 16th century. Simply asking the question ‘why’ when starting a brand new treatment can encourage discussion regarding what evidence supports this treatment, or can identify other potential ways of treatment. Therefore if you’ve coffee in the morning to keep you awake, it might perfectly continue to keep you awake when you go to sleep and try to go to sleep.

Ergo, absorption of high fiber foods helps decrease stomach fat. Of-course, the cause of your sleep problems can opt to precisely what health problems manifest, but nothing good may come from often missing sleep. when they use it again say, 2 months later It also explains why for some people, it may have worked well initially but get different results.

Occurring in the deepest degree of the sleep period, individuals with fibromyalgia generally lack sufficient restorative sleep. Indeed you can find though certain differences. Help it become a habit to eat your dinner before nine in the evening and to not eat anything reliable after.

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Justin Beiber – Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher

Justin Beiber – Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher

Justin Beiber - Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher

Born on March 1, 1994, Justin Bieber started singing since he was 12 and finished the second place when participating in a local singing competition. “The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn’t taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house,” he recalled.

In an effort to share his victory to family and friends who missed his performances at the competition, he and his mother opened a YouTube account and posted his video performances on the file-sharing website. “I put my singing videos from the competition on YouTube so that my friends and family could watch them,” he stated. “But it turned out that other people liked them and they started subscribing to them. That’s how my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now I’m signed!”

His manager Scooter Braun flew Justin from his hometown Ontario, Canada to Atlanta, Georgia for a meeting with Usher. “I sang for him and his people and he really wanted to sign me then and there but I still had a meeting with Justin Timberlake who also wanted to sign me.

It turned out Usher’s deal was way better. He had L.A. Reid backing him up and Scooter had a lot of really good connections in Atlanta,” he traced back his memory.
In October of 2008, Justin was officially signed to Island Records and began working on his debut album “My World”. Powerhouse producers like Christopher “Tricky” Stewart and The-Dream lent their helping hands on the effort. He also got Usher as his collaborator on one of the songs.

“My World” was released across United States on November 17. The album was preceded with four hit singles “One Time”, “One Less Lonely Girl”, “Love Me” and “Favourite Girl”, all of which cracked Top 15 of Canadian Singles chart and reached Top 40 of Billboard Hot 100. This achievement made him the only artist in Billboard history that has four singles from a debut album charting in the Top 40 of the Hot 100 before the album’s release.

Justin toured with Taylor Swift as her supporting act on two of her U.K. stops for “Fearless” tour. He also embarked on five headlining concerts in Canada. Moreover, he appeared in several hit U.S. TV shows, naming some were “Good Morning America”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Read more…..www.aceshowbiz.com

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Born to Be Alive – Patrick Hernandez

Born to Be Alive – Patrick Hernandez

Born to Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez

Hernandez was born in Le Blanc-Mesnil in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France, to a Spanish father and a half-Austrian and half-Italian mother. Growing up in the 1960s, he became interested in music. He toured dancehalls and ballrooms of southern France with a number of groups over the next decade. Hernandez met his music partner Herv? Tholance, an arranger, guitarist, and vocalist, during that period. The two formed a duo and started achieving local success backing French musicians such as Francis Cabrel, Laurent Voulzy, and the French group Gold.

In 1978, Hernandez met producer Jean Vanloo, and with disco music at its peak, decided it was time to try his hand at disco. Vanloo agreed and signed Patrick to a contract. He was then sent to Waterloo, Belgium to work on songs.

After working for about a year, the first of the resulting six songs would change Hernandez’s life and make him an international star for a short period. The songs were released on the Aariana sub-label Aquarius Records (in France) in November 1978. The first single that was released was the disco song “Born to Be Alive”. Its success was immediate, and in January 1979, Hernandez received his first gold record from Italy. The song spread throughout Europe, where it hit #1 in France in April and remained there until July. By then, the United States had caught on, and through some remixing, the record was signed to the A-Tom-Mik label headed by the award winning dance promoter Tom Hayden and music publisher Mike Stewart through their label/production deal with Columbia Records. The remixed version of “Born to Be Alive” was released on a commercial 12″ single, and it shot up the disco charts to #1 and crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #16. By year’s end, Hernandez had racked up 52 gold and platinum record awards from more than 50 different countries.

While Hernandez was touring the United States, he was accompanied by his producer Jean Vanloo and his friend Jean-Claude Pellerin. Vanloo and Pellerin held auditions in New York that spring for dancers to accompany Hernandez on his worldwide tour. The chosen dancers included a young Madonna.

Hernandez’s follow-ups to “Born to Be Alive” did not fare as well in America. “Disco Queen” backed with “Show Me The Way You Kiss” did not get any radio support and sold poorly, but the album Born to Be Alive still sold well and won him a Billboard Award in February 1980.

In 1981, Hernandez released the import.

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How To Create Powerful Web Sites With Finesse

How To Create Powerful Web Sites With Finesse

No matter what number of websites you may have designed, it will always remain true that the design is the most important aspect. If you want visitors to return to your site again and again, you must create a site that is user friendly and attractive. Of course, it’s also important to include worthwhile content on your site. Continue onto the article below for some excellent cssmint.com tips that will help you build a nice-looking and productive site.

Keep your site fresh and up-to-date, and promptly remove any outdated content. If your page is promoting a special event that happened 6 months ago, you have already lost readers. Users will spend time on websites that are well-maintained, and the presence of your outdated information will tell them that your site it not being properly cared for. Set up a review schedule so you are able to update the content, and remove the items that have nothing to offer anymore.

Your website needs to have easy navigation, if you want to have multiple visitors. Links need to be prominent and simple to find. Menus also lend to easy navigation. Ensure that there are links to all of your main pages, such as the home and contact pages, in a prominent location on every page.

If your site users will be registering to use your site, you should use their personal information to auto-fill forms. For instance, if someone filled in their name and address when creating an account, pre-populate this information when the customer fills out an order form. Your clients will thank you for saving them the time it takes to fill in information that they have previously done on your site.

A search engine is an absolute must if your website is larger than a few pages. On your homepage in the corner to the upper right-hand, you can add a search box which lets users search for a term on your site. Google and FreeFind both offer search functions for your website.

JavaScript is a great tool, but don’t overuse it. Even if JavaScript opens up interesting possibilities for your designs, not all your visitors will be able to see your content properly. Not all web browsers are alike, and they are updated pretty frequently. All visitors won’t have the most current version of the particular browser they’re utilizing. Also, not every person will keep JavaScript set up in their browsers. These things prevent users from making use of your website.

Avoid the use of CAPTCHAs whenever you can. Captchas can trigger a negative response from a viewer when it makes them perform the task just so they can view a basic webpage. Unless your visitor is already devoted to your site, he or she will likely leave your page and go somewhere else.

You don’t have to use every inch of space when you design a website. Making use of all the pixels and space makes the site look cluttered and feel overwhelming. Leaving sufficient gaps between the different page elements will make people more comfortable. Sometimes, empty space is underrated.

Try and get some books which can help you be a better cssmint.comer. Make sure that you start out with books that are around your cssmint.com level. You want to progress, but not skip any information along the way, so you can be great at designing websites.

Practice by designing small websites to see where your strengths and weaknesses are. You need to begin with perhaps a few basic pages with just enough information so that you can determine how you feel.

Perhaps you have heard about software like Photoshop and how you can create amazing designs with them. However, many people don’t know about Dreamweaver and its potential for designers. Look into this application to find out its benefits.

It is wise to buy some books that will help you learn how to cssmint.com successfully. Just keep in mind that since you are new to the cssmint.com world, you want to start out with the basics and build from there. Avoid skipping any steps and learn at your own pace, so you can eventually become a great cssmint.comer.

If at all possible, incorporate a way for visitors to search throughout your site for the information they are seeking. This increases the site’s usability five-fold, and makes it easier to get to anyplace on the site from any other place on the site. It is not complicated to incorporate a site search, and it will pay off in a big way.

Remember that spending gobs of money is not a necessity for designing an effective website. For each tool that costs a great deal of money, there is a second tool that is beneficial and will not cost as much. There are open source options for software that can function just as well as the retail counterparts. Using these free tools can save you a stack of cash!

If you find yourself needing to create many similar pages in a subsection of your site, use one of those pages as a template. It isn’t necessary to create all original HTML code for each page of your website. Simply copy the basic code and adjust it for each instance in which it is used. Be sure to save a copy of each adjustment. You will be able to use this master copy over and over again.

Just because the site has launched doesn’t mean you’re finished designing it. Maintain your site and keep it up-to-date. Perhaps daily changes are not necessary, but you should still post updates regularly. If you present current events or host videos, this is definitely a must. Updating a website is much different than updating a blog. Website updates require more time and work.

Most of the amazing domain names have already been claimed. You may want to consider buying a domain name from an auction site such as Sedo. These sites offer access to dozens of domain names, including those that were abandoned or sold.

When you set out to do your own cssmint.com, you will probably not end up creating a super-popular site such as Twitter or YouTube. The chances of this happening are remote. Having good cssmint.coming skills means that you can make websites which are on par with those done by professional companies. Implement the ideas and insights of the preceding paragraphs and get started!

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Welcome To Wisconsin

Welcome To Wisconsin

Welcome To Wisconsin


Over 170, 000 Wisconsin residents have a legal permit to carry a handgun.

They are armed and prepared to defend themselves and others against acts of violence.


Illinois and Chicago however have been disarmed for your convenience.

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You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing

You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing

You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing

The Real Thing, a Liverpool based vocal group, had its origins in the Merseybeat boom of the 1960s. Lead Singer Eddie Amoo was a former band member of The Chants, whose beat singles gathered considerable critical acclaim, although they failed to chart. After continuing to record for various record labels, the band name was eventually dropped.

Re-labelled as The Real Thing, and with brother Chris Amoo, Ray Lake and Dave Smith on board, they got their big break following an appearance on the “Opportunity Knocks” ITV talent show. Spotted by an ex-Radio Luxembourg DJ, Tony Hall, he played a significant part in their early career development. Even so, success was not immediate, and contracts they signed with a couple of major record labels came to nothing, before signing to Pye Records in 1975. A spell acting as backing singers on tour with David Essex, also helped to increase their profile.

With a song written and produced by Ken Gold and Mick Denne, The Real Thing finally emerged in 1976 when “You To Me Are Everything” sailed up to the Number One slot in the UK singles chart.

It led off a list of nine hits on Pye over a three year period, which included “Can’t Get By Without You”, and “Can You Feel The Force”, both of which were top five success stories.

Their brand of commercial sweet soul music, mixed with disco influences, established their popularity with the British audience. They were the UK’s best selling black group of the late 1970s, but a switch to the Calibre record label in 1980 slowed the momentum. Subsequent material fared less well, although remixes of their first two hits charted some 10 years after their original release.

The group, with three of the founder members still on board, continue to perform and record to this day

Chris Amoo is also a regular on the Dog Show circuit, the highlight coming in 1987, when his Afghan Hound, Champion Viscount Grant, was crowned Supreme Champion at Crufts.
Eddie Amoo’s early career, in the chants, was supported by a backing band called ‘Vince & the Volcanoes’, led by Vinnie Tow/Ismail, who was managed and promoted by Mr George Roberts at Liverpool 8, Stanley House, before the chants were, temporarily, backed by the Beatles at the Original Cavern Club.

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Jim Reeves – He’ll Have To Go

Jim Reeves – He’ll Have To Go

Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go

Country Music’s ‘Gentleman Jim‘ Was a ‘Combination of Good and Bad,’Says LarryJordan,

It could be said that Jim Reeves was one country artist who was more popular in death than in life. First charting in 1953 with “Mexican Joe,” the singer’s death in a Nashville plane crash in July of 1964 did not slow down his success with fans. For two decades after his passing, Reeves continued to place many singles on the Billboard Country Singles Charts, and in 2009 – some 45 years after his death at age 40 – the singer was represented in the UK Top Ten Albums chart.

The life and music of Jim Reeves is chronicled in a brand new book titled “Jim Reeves: His Untold Story.” Larry Jordan, author of the book, recalls becoming a fan of the singer at a young age, and becoming a friend to Jim’s widow, Mary.

“I had known Mary Reeves for thirty-three years from the first time I wrote a letter to her in 1966 when I was thirteen,” Jordan recalls. “I would go down there on several weekends, and spend time with her. She would tell me many stories about Jim on a personal and professional level. I brought along a tape recorder, and taped them. I was fascinated by all of these different stories.”

A 1998 Reeves bio did the singer no favors, and Jordan felt an obligation to paint a more balanced picture of the man behind such hits as “He’ll Have To Go” and “Welcome To My World.”

Jordan thought “Why should this be the last word? So, I thought about it a little bit, and talked to Leo Jackson (who was in Jim’s band, the Blue Boys.) I thought ‘Maybe I’m in a unique position to do this. I knew Mary. I had the tapes. I had a writing background, and the means to get a book into print.”

Though the author is a Reeves fan, he didn’t put the singer on a pedestal. “I’ve said that the only obligation I have felt was to the truth. Some of the things I discovered about Jim disturbed me, and offended my own moral sensitivities,” he told Billboard. “But, this was the way he was – a combination of good and bad as we all are. I wanted the full picture, and that’s what I think I ended up with.”

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Pause To Avoid A Puppy Scam

Pause To Avoid A Puppy Scam

Pause To Avoid A Puppy Scam

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April 2013: Looking for a furry friend? Watch out – scammers continue to use cute and cuddly canines to pull on people’s heart strings and get them to part with their money.

SCAMwatch has received an increase in the number of scams involving puppies this year. This scam typically involves ads for non-existent puppies being placed in newspapers and online classifieds at suspiciously low prices. The ‘seller’ provides interested buyers with pictures of an adorable puppy and then tricks them into paying fees for transport, customs or medical costs before the dog can be delivered. Once the payment is made, the puppy and money vanish without a trace.

Scammers prey upon individuals and families who just want to give a dog a good home.

Don’t let your search for a furry friend be sidelined by a scammer – make sure the seller and the puppy are the real deal.
How these scams work

  • You visit a reputable newspaper or online classifieds website where you come across an ad offering a pedigree puppy for a really cheap price. The ad may include a picture of a very cute puppy and claim that it is registered and has been ‘lovingly raised’.
  • If you wish to buy the dog, the ‘seller’ will often claim that they have moved interstate or overseas and that you will need to pay for transport or medical costs before the puppy can be delivered. The ‘seller’ asks for payment to be made via money transfer.
  • If you pay, you will never receive the puppy or see your money again.
  • If the scammer claims that the puppy is overseas, they may pretend that non-delivery is due to customs or quarantine issues, and that further payment is due before the puppy will be released. Again, any further money sent will be lost and the dog will never be delivered.

Protect yourself

  • Be cautious – if the advertised price of a pedigree puppy looks too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Don’t trust the legitimacy of an ad just because it appears in a reputable newspaper or online classifieds website – scammers often use these.
  • Avoid any arrangement with a stranger that asks for upfront payment via money order or wire transfer – it’s rare to recover money sent this way.
  • Search online using the exact wording in the ad—many well-known scams can be found this way.
  • If you are in doubt, seek advice from someone in the industry such as a reputable breeders association, vet or local pet shop.
  • Remember: it is impossible to import a dog from overseas into Australia in a few weeks as quarantine procedures need to be followed. For details check the requirements with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.

You can report a scam to the ACCC via the report a scam page on SCAMwatch or by calling 1300 795 995.
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For more information about how you can protect yourself, check out the upfront payment scams page on SCAMwatch.
SCAMwatch has also issued the following radars on puppy related scams:

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