Investigating a breeder in Northern CA for potential purchase of a puppy in several months. Breeder says that she no longer provides AKC registration numbers as she has had scammers use that information to create a fake social media site which was fraudulently trying to get people’s money for puppy reservations using her sire and dam AKC numbers. Has anyone heard of this being an issue? I had, in fact, read on the breeder’s FB page that she was alerting people that she had been scammed and not to communicate with her via FB. Is there another way that I can get access to health clearances without the registration numbers? Although I trust in all of our communication I don’t think it would be wise to pay for a reservation for an upcoming litter without seeing health clearances.