Why is it important to report a pet scam?

Unfortunately, you are not alone. Scammers set up sophisticated networks to scam people by offering pets for sale or adoption. Even though it might seem like a small criminal operation, scammers can set up multiple websites in order to scam their victims.

The scammer that was trying to sell you a Yorkshire terrier is also advertising Pugs, horses, parrots and anything else they can think of. By reporting this scam you can help build a bigger picture and expose the extent of this scam.

It is important to note that Petscams.com is not a law enforcement agency. All information we collect is freely made available to Law enforcement but this is the extent of what we can do. We do however have a lot of success in exposing these scammers websites as scams. We regularly receive thanks from people who intended on buying a pet only to realise that it was a scam after seeing our website. Petscams.com have success in shutting down scammers websites however we are not an alternative to reporting to law enforcement.

Reporting cyber crime

If you have fallen victim to a pet scam, click on one of the links below to be redirected to the reporting website of your country. Reporting mechanisms vary from one country to another. If your country is not listed below, you are advised to go to your local police station to lodge a complaint. If you are aware of an agency that is not listed below please let us know by using the form at the bottom of this page.

To report Wire Fraud using WesternUnion, MoneyGram, Walmart2Walmart or other money transfer companies go to https://petscams.com/reporting-money-transfer/



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