Online Puppy Scams

The Better Business Bureau has received several reports from consumers across the country who have lost money to an online puppy scam listing an Amarillo address.

The company operates under several names and websites. Websites frequently change and new websites pop up, with the same Amarillo address.

BBB Amarillo’s investigation was triggered by a report from a woman who was asked to send $300 for a deposit on a puppy before shipping. Fortunately, she did not send the money and instead called BBB to investigate further.

BBB suggests you contact your local animal shelter to adopt pets you can meet first, do a reverse image search of the pets you see on a website.

Look for the same photos on various sites. Look at the background in the picture to see if it matches the local terrain.

Read and share the BBB’s Scam Studies on pet scams. Pet scams are one of the most prevalent online scams and target all ages with an unusually high number of victims targeted being in their late teens and 20s.

For more information call 806-379-6222

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