These days people are very into dog ownership. We treat our dogs as one of the family and take the purchase of a family dog to the extreme sometimes.
All some people want is to obtain a good breed that is full blooded and we will pay & do what it takes to have him or her within reason.
Some people will get the dog they want by any means necessary and scam artist knows this. There are sources that will ship your dog to you. So this opens up yet another scam, the pet shipping scam.
Via The Airport
I don’t know what area you might be reading this from, but I am in Oklahoma City. Here we have Will Rogers Airport which says they have had an increase of calls from concerned people about the shipping of their pets.
Their staff stress they don’t have a pet receiving area and they don’t quarantine, vaccinate or provide shipping/receiving services for animals.
They proclaim that when pets are shipped it usually is done through a major airline or private charter company.
So just like anything else, it is wise to check out your sources thoroughly before you attempt to purchase a puppy in this fashion. Remember that scam artist are good at making you think they are legitimate business people.
You can probably see how you could transfer money in a promise to receive your puppy you wanted only to fall victim to a scam artist on the other end of the deal.
The authorities have already picked up on this type of scam and have been tracking it lately. So the scam does exist.
Once again my job is to expose all types of scams to my readers to keep them aware of what lurks out there in this day and age.
Here is a video on more insight on this scam that I felt compelled to share with my readers.
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