News » Neighbourhood Watch Alert - Pets (Puppies) For Sale Alert
|Neighbourhood Watch Alert - Pets (Puppies) For Sale Alert 27 August, 2015|
Action Fraud has noticed a rise in reports concerning the purchase of pets, in particular puppies, advertised for sale via popular online auction websites.The fraudsters will place an advert of the pet for sale, claiming to have recently moved abroad and the need to re-home the puppies. Once a sale is agreed and payment is made, usually by money transfer or bank transfer, the pet does not materialise. The fraudster will usually ask for further advanced payments for courier charges, shipping fees or vet bills.
Be wary. If you think the purchase price is too good to be true then this is probably an indication that it is!
If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone on 0300 123 2040.[+ go back...]