Quick Answer: How Do I Report A Pet Scammer?

If you suspect, or have been victimized by, a pet scam, report it to:

  • the Federal Trade Commission (online or at 877-382-4357)
  • the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), if the scam occurred online.
  • the BBB Scam Tracker.
  • PetScams.com, an online watchdog that catalogs and reports on pet-related fraud.

How do you spot a pet scammer?

What are the Red Flags?

  1. Photos of the dog or ad text can be found on other websites. Do an internet search for the pet you are considering.
  2. The seller asks for wiring of money or payment by gift cards.
  3. The price seems too good to be true.
  4. The seller prefers to handle communication by email and not the phone.

How can I avoid getting scammed for my dog?

Tips for Avoiding Online Pet Scams

If they do give the phone numbers, call and ask questions. If the seller says they are in a particular state but asks you to send money elsewhere, especially another country, avoid it. If the seller/breeder is not located in the US, avoid it.

How do I buy a dog online without getting scammed?

Consider adopting from a shelter or rescue club.

The easiest way to avoid an online scam is to adopt from a local shelter or breed rescue club. Adopting instead of shopping online will eliminate all risks associated with buying online, including having your money stolen or never receiving your dog.

Where can I sell my dog online for free?

Here are those Top 10 Dogs for sale websites that you can use to buy and sell dogs online.

  • Pet Care. Pet Care is a category of Nearby Me website.
  • Pet Classifieds.
  • Gumtree.
  • Puppy Find.
  • Next Day Pets.
  • Get your Pet.
  • Puppy Spot.
  • Only 4 Pets.

How do vets not get scammed?

Ask about the common procedures, like vaccines, checkups, neutering and spaying. Plan on going to at least three vets before you decide on one. Make a mental note of just how clean the environment is when you look around. In addition, do not forget to ask for discounts from your vet.

Is Puppyfinder com a reputable site?

PuppyFind.com is a bulletin board service so we do not guarantee that the seller’s that post on the site are legitimate, but we do offer Buyer Tips on every ad to assist in a safe transaction. The website has not been hacked, but scammers have been able to hack a seller’s account by answering a phishing email.

What is dog phishing?

kind of scam called dog-phishing (or dog-fishing), where someone poses with another person’s pooch on dating websites to attract matches, because it makes them seem more nurturing.

How do I know if a breeder is legit?

Ask if the breeder is a member of an AKC-affiliated club and contact that club to verify membership or check recent listings of available AKC Litters from breeders. You can also check with the BBB (www.bbb.org) and the AKC (919-233-9767) to see if there are any complaints about the breeder.

Are there teacup corgis?

Where Do Miniature Corgis Come From? Truthfully, there really isn’t such a thing as a miniature Corgi. There are two breeds of Corgi: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. All Corgis belong to one of these two breeds.

How do I give up my dog?

Here are options to consider when you must give up your dog:

  1. Return her to the breeder, shelter, or rescue group you acquired her from.
  2. Place her with a trusted friend or family member.
  3. Advertise for someone to adopt her.
  4. Take her to a good shelter or rescue.
  5. Have her euthanized.

Is there an app to sell pets?

I wouldnt recommend selling pets. However there are a few apps that can help you adopt the pets. Petfinder The company now offers a mobile app. You can view animals in your area and around the country, search animals of a specific breed, gender, or size, and read all about each animal.

How can I sell my dog fast?

Post an ad on online websites, such as Craigslist or your local ASPCA. Include a picture and vital statistics, such as age, sex and breed. Many potential buyers will want to know your reason for selling your dog and whether the pet is spayed or neutered.