Animal Safety

Name
Animal Safety

Aka
Puppy scam, dog.con

The Mark
Animal lovers

The Con
The Con-Man takes out advertisements in newspapers, websites or anywhere else the victims may see it. The advertisements
are looking people to adopt pets, usually dogs, to save them from cruelty. They can even get the animal for free,
but have to pay the customs/vets fee in advance.

The money clears, the animal never arrives.

The Score
£20 - £500 per animal

How to avoid being scammed?
Quite simply only buy or adopt animals from approved organisations. Think about why an organisation would want an injured animal to be sent on
a long trip out of the country (Hint: they wouldn't).