State Police warn of online puppy sale scams | Local News
Indiana State Police are warning the public that a puppy sale scam is now being reported.
Soldiers at the Putnamville station say residents report they think they’ve come into contact with people who have puppies for sale on social media platforms.
After the money for the purchase of the puppy is transferred to a provided account, the citizen receives an address to pick up the new puppy. Upon arrival, the resident realizes it is a scam, does not receive the puppy, and loses the money involved.
The ISP reminds everyone that scammers are ubiquitous on the internet and on all social media platforms. The methods and tactics of scammers are mainly intrusive for your personal and financial information. Be careful when buying anything online.
Tips if you are interested in buying a puppy online:
• Contact the seller ;
• Meet the seller and the puppy/dog before exchanging money;
• Obtain a contract and check references;
• Never transfer money or use gift cards for payment;
• If the price is too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.
As a reminder, never give out personal information such as your date of birth, social security number or credit card number. Scammers want you to make a hasty decision and may pressure you or use fear to get money or personal information. Be aware that transactions made by prepaid card or bank transfer are almost impossible to recover once sent.