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Another Scam Could Affect Man’s Best Friend

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Most of us here are animal lovers and when you hear of abuse involving an animal it can make your blood boil.

This is a warning of a semi-new scam that I consider abuse, abuse against those who just want a loveable four-legged friend in their lives.

I learned of this scam thanks to our BFF’s over at The Consumerist:

“Here’s how it usually goes down: A consumer finds an ad for a puppy online — sometimes on Facebook or Craigslist — that is supposedly from a breeder.

Often, these ads will lead to sites that use words like “adorable pups,” “cutest puppies,” or the name of the phony breeder. Once a consumer wires any money, they’re often contacted again and asked to pay more to cover costs that seem legitimate like shipping insurance, crate fees, or other charges.”

But then it gets uglier, it is said that if you as the buyer refuse to pay anything else, the scam artists will claim charges of abuse against you with local authorities. That would make almost anyone nervous.

But at the end of the day, you have sent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to a scam artist, and you have no puppy in your life.

What it all boils down to is this, do your research. If something seems fishy, it probably is. Don’t become a victim.

The Consumerist has some rules you should remember, you can check them out along with the tell-tale signs of a scam by CLICKING HERE!

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