CAUTION – Fine Tuned Puppy Scams
New data from Scam Tracker tells us that puppy scams finally appear to be on the decline. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that the scammers have fine-tuned this scam and increased the average monetary losses by 60% since 2017. The Better Business Bureau urges consumers to exercise caution this holiday season when purchasing a pet online. BBB Scam Tracker reports indicate that consumers who purchase pets without seeing them in person, use hard-to-track payment methods like Zelle, and accept extra charges like shipping insurance or special cages are at substantial risk of being scammed.