Puppy scam making a comeback

Video Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ
Published on August 28, 2019 - Duration: 00:52s

Puppy scam making a comeback

While dog lovers are sharing pictures of the pets online, so are scammers who are using fake pictures to sell you a dog they never had.

Myriam Cruz with the Better Business Bureau of Tucson says future pet owners should know about a scam that's making another round and it all starts with a simple search online.


Puppy scam making a comeback

PICTURES OF THEIR PETS ONLINE --SO ARE SCAMMERS WHO ARE USINGFAKE PICTURES TO SELL YOU A DOGTHEY NEVER HAD.MYRIAM CRUZ WITH THE TUCSONBETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SAYS --FUTURE PET OWNERS SHOULD KNOWABOUT A SCAM THAT'SMAKING ANOTHER ROUND.ONLINE SCAMMERS ARE BASICALLYPOSTING FAKE PICTURES OF DOGS --OFFERING SHIPPING DISCOUNTS --THEN SUDDENLY ADDING ON CHARGESTHEBUYER DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT -- FOR ADOG THAT DOESN'T EXIST.THEY'RE SAYING THEY NEEDINSURANCE FOR THE CARRIER ANDTHATTHEY NEED TO PAY FOR A CRATESOMETIMES EVEN VET FEES TO MAKESURE THEY CAN TRANSPORT THE DOGACCORDING TO THE B-B-B,CUSTOMERS LOST BETWEEN 5-HUNDREDTO 1- THOUSAND DOLLARS.THEY ALSO SAY AT LEAST 80PERCENT OF SPONSORED ADS FOUNDONLINEABOUT PETS ARE FAKE -- AND ITSBEST TO BUY LOCAL.

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