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Pet Scams Use Phony Ads, Fake Websites To Victimize Thousands
Updated September 29, 2017 7:10 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(UNDATED) - The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that an international scheme to sell non-existent puppies and other pets to unsuspecting consumers may be significantly more organized and widespread than generally believed.

In a new report, "Puppy Scams: How Fake Online Pet Sellers Steal from Unsuspecting Pet Buyers", the BBB warns that the scams are so widespread that anyone searching for a pet online is likely to encounter this fraud.

The report estimates that tens of thousands of consumers in the U.S. and around the world may have fallen victim to the scam, with prospective buyers losing anywhere from $100 to thousands of dollars each to the thieves.



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