Impostors and Imitators
Consumers aren’t the only victims of identity theft. Cyber thieves steal business identities and wreck solid reputations. They hide behind roaming Internet addresses, fake street addresses and U.S. phone numbers forwarded overseas. Pet Relocator, a recent victim of an Internet impostor, warns customers that Internet thieves copy legitimate websites and logos and lure people into purchasing puppies, kittens and other pets.
**Pet Relocator DOES NOT do business with people selling animals.**
Pet scams and how to avoid them
Your family has been dreaming of that new pet. A purebred Bulldog, Persian, Boxer, Ragdoll, parrot. You go to Craigslist, Oodle Marketplace, or Petclassified thinking it is a good place to start. You read a sob story about how they have fallen on hard times and that is why they are just asking you to pay a small re-homing fee and shipping (usually much less than a reputable breeder). The pet had to be moved and is no longer local to you. These scammers are worse during the holidays preying on those who only want to make their loved ones happy with the new pet they have always dreamed of having, but find victims throughout the year.