Friday, April 11, 2008

Animal Scams: beware!

A recent animal scam that has been reported is the selling off English Bull dogs and puppies that presumably do not exist. The scammers tell you about the dogs and then inform you that the dogs are in Cameroon and payment for the dogs and puppies is needed ahead of you receiving the dogs. The scammers front as different companies that deal with the transportation of pets and once a person shows interest in the dogs or puppies they tell you that payment is needed upfront and that your dog will be sent to you by the fronting pet transport companies. Your dog however never arrives, your money is never seen and the companies are never heard from again.

Watch out for these and other animal scams, they can cost you a lot of time and money and certain pet scams that involve actual animals can prove to be harmful to the pets. When you do look for a new pet make sure that you are dealing with legitimate pet breeders and try to see the pets before you actually make any payments.

Animal scams are everywhere and you need to be aware of the different ways in which scammers feed off of animals’ needs and your love for animals.
Let people know about these and other scams and help to protect yourself as well as the animals.