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May 29

Detecting Pet Scams to Avoid Falling Victim

Posted to This blog is part of the City's Let's Talk Public Safety Program on May 29, 2019 at 10:58 AM by Deputy Aaron Scheller

You are surfing the internet looking for that perfect little canine companion that you can bring into your home to make part of your family. A few minutes into your online search, and there it is … the perfect little puppy you always dreamed of having. Or maybe you are online for an altogether different reason, and a pop-up ad of the cutest dog fills your screen and grabs your attention. Without a moment’s hesitation, you click on the website link or ad to get more details about the puppy. How can you tell if it is a legitimate posting or just a scam.

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