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Old 07-13-2018, 02:51 PM   #1
Desert Queen
Daniel Garcia and Hilary Garnica scammers in Phoenix Arizona!

On July 10, 2018, I responded to an add placed on Fauna Classifieds by Hilary Garnica, user name MissHissGarnica1, to purchase an unsexed trio of California mountain kingsnakes. After I sent the money (660.00), I didn't get a timely response to confirm that she received it. I did get a phone call from paypal wanting to know if I had sent the transaction, which I thought was odd, I told them I did. On my paypal receipt, it says the email address associated to the paypal account was Daniel Garcia. I sent a message to Hilary and asked who was Daniel Garcia and that I got a phone call from paypal wanting to know if the transaction was legit. Hilary said it was ok, and that Daniel was her boyfriend. I looked Daniel up on the B.O.I. and he has one single good guy post. I asked when she could ship the snakes and she said on Thursday. Well, by late Thursday afternoon, I got a message from Hilary telling me that she left the snakes in the car too long and they were not doing well and if I would file a dispute with paypal, she would have it approved. Ever since then, I have received no communication from her, and I still have an open dispute. Good thing is, I have buyer protection since I didn't use the friends and family option. Never use that if you haven't done business with the person before.
Old 07-13-2018, 02:58 PM   #2
Desert Queen
Here's our correspondence

Originally Posted by MissHissGarnica1
Originally Posted by Desert Queen
How much for the California mountain king shipped to 89113? What is the sex and locality of it? Do you take paypal? Also, how many Mexican black kings do you have and what's the sexes and price?


The blacks are no longer available. The mountain Kings are. Price for the trio of mountain kings would be 600 plus 60 for shipping.

I take PayPal yes.

PayPal address is

I don’t, sorry

Ok sold! What's your paypal address? Also, do you have any locality info on these?


Hello again,

The money for the CA mountain kings was sent at 11:11am today. Question, who is Daniel Gonzalez? That's the name attached to the paypal address you gave me. Is this you? I got a call from Paypal wanting me to confirm that I sent the money and I did, although I thought it was odd that they would call. Please get back to me asap. Thanks.


Hey, its okay. Daniel is my boyfriend. I don’t know why they called but that’s the correct account.

Ok good to know. When can you ship?


Does Thursday for Friday arrival work for you?

Here's the shipping address again in case your boyfriend didn't pass it along...

Leah Aldridge (Hold For Pick Up)
FedEx Ship Center
7000 W. Post Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89048

my contact# 775-XXX-XXXX

Please send me the tracking # tomorrow when you get it. Thanks again!

I will have to issue a refund for now. I left them in the car while at work and they aren't doing too well. I will hold them for a couple days and see if they do better. I do not have the refund option on my phone app. Please request it via paypal through the resolution center and I will have it approved.
Old 07-13-2018, 03:26 PM   #3
I think it is very suspicious that PayPal allegedly called, I would call them and discuss this entire issue. Do not let the seller convince you to close your dispute until you have cash in hand.

I wonder if there ever were any snakes. Who leaves snakes in a car while they go to work?
Old 07-13-2018, 04:10 PM   #4
Desert Queen
Here's the caller ID, hope this clears up that Paypal did not allegedly call, they did call. I won't drop the dispute either, I'm going to escalate it if my money isn't returned very soon.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:14 PM   #5
215 hots
Hilary garnica n her bf

They scammed me also this week for 460$ for trio of arizona mountain kingsnakes. Sent money for trio via PayPal . Kept asking for photos and to call me but never did. I thought maybe just worked a lot so dismissed but was warning sign. Hilary sent me message stating she was going to ship out Thursday morning or on lunch for Friday arrival . Thursday evening I get a message stating she had snakes left in car during work and weren't doing so good she would issue refund. She stated she didnt have refund option on cell phone? To go threw PayPal and she would accept. Did that and guess what still nothing. Tried messaging threw facebook as these crooks are stupid and easy to find. No answer but was read. Filed claim with PayPal now waiting until they refund money to try and find another pair of mountain kings. Dont bother anything w them they are pos scammers that are ruining the herping community
Old 07-13-2018, 05:17 PM   #6
Lloyd Heilbrunn
Your thread title says Daniel Garcia but your quoted messages say Daniel Gonzalez.
Old 07-13-2018, 05:47 PM   #7
215 hots
Sorry its Garcia. Was talking to wife about it and dont know why I put that. The PayPal was
Old 07-13-2018, 06:49 PM   #8
Desert Queen

Daniel's last name is Gonzalez, not Garcia. All apologies for screwing that up. Could the admin correct the spelling in the title of my original post? Here's what he looks like.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:30 PM   #9
Robert Walker
I especially enjoy comments like these, the kind where some how it is Fauna's fault that you got scammed:
Originally Posted by 215 hots View Post
Daniel Gonzalez ur a pos we know ur a scumbag.but now to get ur girl in the mix ur at a all time pos.Your girl is now a pos for allowing you to do this n put her in the middle.she has no class being w someone like u.dont worry karma will come around. I'll get my money back but this is y the reptile community is screwed cause pos like u.fauna love ur site but u should make sellers post pictures of Id n phone numbers and have them available under there profile.
Did you do a BOI search before buying from this person? You know, before sending money to a random internet stranger?

Did you do a reverse photo search on their classified ads before sending them money?

Before we get into the blame someone else game, I suggest first taking personal responsibility for your own actions or lack thereof.
Old 07-13-2018, 08:45 PM   #10
Robert Walker
While we are on the subject of "Hilary Garnica", I'll toss in my two cents and suggest that there is no such person. Hilary is a sock-puppet only.

The facebook page accredited to 'her' looks entirely bogus for various reasons. The name "misstwisty" is a porn site. Etc.
Did either of you even actually speak to a 'female' or was it all via electronic device/text?

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