Pet scammers goal Omaha households
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Another puppy fraud warning tonight. Victims who pay for it get on the subway only to find they are barking the wrong tree.
Before the Albrechts brought Elle home, they looked for puppies online. Linda discovered that some ads are scams to make money off lonely dog lovers during the pandemic.
She posted warnings and the scammers used her address. Half a dozen buyers have come to Gretna’s home to pick up puppies that don’t exist.
“My first question is usually whether you have children in the car. I know they will return to this car with no pups. How sad that someone will not mention the money and the time they are on the road, ”said Linda.
The Better Business Bureau has seven cases in the past week with victims from across the county that scammers have reported the kennels are in the Omaha area. That’s not true, and these puppy buyers have lost up to $ 15 hundred each.
The office’s president, Jim Hegarty, advises anyone in the pet companion market to insist on a live video meeting with the seller and pet before sending money.
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