This was a fantastic suggestion made recently. We should all act on it.If there isn't already then there could maybe be a sticky somewhere for beginners that outlines pertinent questions to assess the integrity of livestock suppliers before making a purchase.
There is a thread like this here, but I think it needs some improvement and elaboration via community input. Let's have a discussion here (reply below) on your suggestions for helping people to avoid scams, questionable livestock and other negative transactions.
Names of people and vendors are not permitted in this discussion, nor any other here. This is to discuss general practices for safe online frog (and related material) purchases. Helpful ideas will be compiled in a stickied thread in the near future.
If you have something to add but don't want to do it publicly, please PM me. Thanks.