The latest news from Petscams.com.
Petscam.com is a volunteer run organisation which was set up to counter the massive wave of Pet scams being committed over the internet.
Our aims are threefold.
- Raise awareness of pet scams
- Create a searchable database of websites used in pet scams
- Give users the tools to report websites being used in pet scams.
Pet scams have different names from Puppy scams, Parrot scams, Kitten scams, Cameroon Pet scams and are all a variation of the 419 scam.
The outline is the same.
- A scammer will offer pets for sale or adoption.
- They will will demand money is paid before you see/receive the pet.
- Once you have paid the initial amount, they will demand other fees, often introducing a “delivery company” in order to extort more money
- The scammer will never deliver the pet and instead will steal any money you have sent.