Better Business Bureau sees an uptick in pet scams

JOPLIN – Mo. – The Better Business Bureau says pet scams will reach 2 million dollars in North America.

The Better Business Bureau says that the number of pet scams have decreased but the cost have them have gone up.

“The average amount that a consumer is losing is an average of $850 in 2022, which is up from about $755 in 2021,” says Pamela Hernandez, Regional Director of the BBB.

One way the BBB recommends avoiding this scam is seeing the pet before the purchase, via video chat or reverse image search online.

Another safe route that the BBB suggests is adoption, and it benefits your local shelters which are often full.

To find where you can adopt a new family friend click here.


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