Puppy scams are at an all time high considering the new way to purchase a puppy is online. Don’t fall victim to finding the perfect puppy, send the ‘breeder’ your money, and never receive a puppy or any follow-up communication in return.
Avoiding scams online can be very difficult, however paying attention to suspicious activity can help you avoid being scammed.
When purchasing a puppy, you should be able to touch base and talk to a live person about the puppy you are thinking about purchasing. Be cautious of Text free Google numbers, and people with different accents.
Be wary of unbelievably low prices or unrealistic offers, as these could be red flags for scams. They may also promise to get the puppy delivered to you by doorstep within 48 to 72 hours. Anyone legitimate will have to transition the puppy and get them ready to go home.
Avoid sellers who push for immediate payment or only accept unconventional payment methods. Scammer will MOST times ask for Zelle, money transfer, gift card, payment that CANNOT be traced back to them. We accept any major debit/ credit cards and will never ask you for the card information over the phone.