Online Dog Scam

STATEWIDE — If you’re thinking about getting a dog, Indiana State Police say be careful if you’re buying one online. ISP detectives in Evansville are investigating a couple of fraud incidents involving attempts to purchase a dog online. In Warrick County, a person purchased a dog through a website for $900. The dog was going to be shipped and required additional insurance and vaccinations, which was an additional $2,800. After the person paid the additional money, the company asked for another payment. The buyer became suspicious, refused to send any more money, and contacted State Police. The buyer paid a total of $3,800 and never received a dog. According to the Better Business Bureau, nearly 10,000 scam reports and complaints have been filed over the last three years about businesses selling puppies and dogs.


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