Better Business Bureau warns of online puppy scams


ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND LOCALLY… SCAMMERS ARE PULLING AT PEOPLE’S HEART STRINGS BY CLAIMING THEY HAVE THE PERFECT DOG FOR THEIR rt FAMILY. TURNS OUT BUYERS ARE LOSING THOUSANDS, WHEN THEY REALIZE THERE WAS NO PUPPY TO BEGIN WITH… SENIOR REORTER JAKE WASIKOWSKI IS HERE NOW ON WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR, SO YOU DONrt’T GET DUPED. THE BETER BUSINESS BUREAU IS WARNING ANYONE LOOKING TO PURCHASE A LIFE-LONG FRIEND…BE CAREFUL OF WHO YOU TRUST WITH YOUR rt MONEY … ONE WOMAN LEARNED THE HARD WAY… 22:25-‘THE PUPPY WE PICKED OUT WAS THE SAME PERSONALITY WE’RE LOKING FOR.” :27 JUDY STROY AND HER rtHUSBAND IL OF MURDOCK…WAN TED TO GET A NEW BEAGLE PUPPY SINCE THEIR LAST DOG RECENTLY PASSED AWAY … THEY LOOKED ONLINE…AND CAME ACROSS WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS A TEXAS rt
BREEDER.. 19:24-“HE CALLED TO SEE WHICH PUPPY WE WERE INTERESTED IN BECAUSE HE HAD 4 OR 5 FO SALE.” :28 SHE SENT 4- HUNDRED DOLLARS THROUGH A MONEY-GRAM AT WALMAR BrtUT… 20:15-“THE NEXT DAY THEY REQUESTED ANOTHER $750 FOR PET INSURANCE AND I rtSAID WHOA RED FLAG. THIS ISN’T WORKIG.” :22 SO I REFUSED TO PAY THE PET INSURANCE.” :23 THE STROYS WERE SCAMMED OU OF THEIR MONEY…BUT rt FIGURED IT OUT BEFORE ANY MORE WAS TAKEN… THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SAYS …TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY PEOPLE ONLINE CLAIMING TO HAVE PUPPIES IMMEDIATELY… THEY ASKrt FOR A WIRE TRANSFER, THEN SAY THEY NEED MORE MONEY FOR PET INSURANCE OR A CLIMATE CONTROLLED SHIPPING CRATE…ONLY TO NEVER SE THE DOG. rtTHE B-B-B SAYS… MOST HAVE ORIGINATED IN THE AFRICAN COUNTRY OF CAMEROON…AND UP TO 80- PERCENT OF PAID ADS ON GOOGLE FOR DOGS ARE FICTICIOUS. 15:01-“THESE ARE rtVERY VERY SOPHISTICATED OPERATIONS AND THEY CAN DAW ANYBODY IN.” :06 JUST ABOUT ANYBODY IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THIS KIND OF CRIME.” :12 rtTYPICAL LOSSES ARE MORE THAN 5- HUNDRED DOLLARS… BUT CAN BE INTO THE THOUSANDS… THE B-B-B SUGGESTS PURCHASING AN ANIMAL AT A LOCAL rtSHELTER…OR GO SEE THE CONDITIONS THE OG IS LIVING IN FIRST HAND… IF YOU’RE BUYING ONLINE NEVER WIRE MONEY, PAY BY CREDIT CARD, AND DON’T PAY UP FRONT BEFORE rtSEEING THE ACTUAL DOG…ALSO WATCH FOR ERRORS IN THE WEBSITE’S GRAMMAR. JUDY SAYS… THEY’RE GETTING A NEW BEAGLE SOON…AND WANT TO WARN OTHERS OF THrtE SCAMS… 23:56-“THERE’S ALL KINDS OF FLAGS OUT THERE IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR OR ARE SUSPICIOUS.” :01 rt rtrtrtrtrtrtrt rtrtrtrt

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