Do not fall victim to pet scams!
Pet scammers & criminals will resort to any means to con you of your money & trust. With the increasing amount of pet scams, learn how to spot a scam to refrain from being a victim of a pet scam! If you think you have been a target of such manipulations, contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide assistance.
Some pointers to take note of about scammers:
- They use a free Gmail, yahoo or similar address
- They mention that they are giving up their pets for adoption due to some domestic problems and only require for you to pay for their shipping
- They are dodgy in their information regarding the courier or pet delivery service
- They are reluctant in giving you their address/location
- They are offering purebreds at a shockingly low cost or even free
- They emphasise on non-refundable forms of payment
- They are impatient in shipping their pet to you in the shortest possible time and requests for payment asap
- They inform you that payment of shipping has to increase due to the crate not meeting airline standards
- They come up with excuses like the pet needing more payment for medical services
- Any form of prepaid payment indicates that it is a scam
- They are reluctant in verifying the veterinary and vaccinations for the pets
Therefore, if you experience any of the above. You are most likely being manipulated by pet scammers and criminals. Contact us immediately!
IPATA states that; (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association)
“Pet scam criminals often use free websites, Craig’s List, local newspapers, or Facebook to advertise pets that do not exist. Expensive animals, like Bulldogs or toy breeds, are offered at very low prices. Animals are offered up for adoption at no cost — all you have to do is pay for the shipping. If you see an ad like this, chances are it is a scam.