Adopting A Rescue Or Shelter Dog? Avoid Scams!
Have your guard up if you’re thinking about rescuing or adopting!
How Does The Scam Work?
These deceivers are pretty creative and can be difficult to detect.
Too many red flags means no new pup a lot of lost money!
Rescuing or adopting a new dog should not have you looking blue!
After you pay, the problems begin.
Sometimes victims will drive to the “shelter” to pick up their new dog, only to find no such address exists. You may call, and get a text they are coming down with your new pup. Beyond that the communication comes to a screeching halt. Their phone STOPS accepting calls! Sadly, it becomes clear there’s no new pup and you’re out a couple hundred dollars.
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In other versions, the con artists offer to ship the dog. But first they say you need to pay up front for emergency vet visits, additional shipping fees, or even a COVID-19 test. These criminals are relentlessly shameless and ask for more money to resolve imaginary problems. They’ll even promise a refund after delivering your dog. If you’re not already disgusted then get a load of this. They may even claim your new pet will be euthanized if you don’t pay up. upon receiving your hard-earned your money, scammers disappear. The dog never existed because it was all a lie.