If you are looking for a new pet, including a pet to rescue, get educated on pet scams BEFORE you buy!
It’s not only about cats and dogs. It can be any pet of relatively high value – macaws, rare parrots, pure bred cats, pure bred dogs, even high value fish have been included in scams!
Some of the pet scams have been from Nigeria or Cameroon and usually email you with an offer to sell and transport a purebred pet for a lot less money than usual.
The thing is, the pet has never existed and never did! Pet Scam cheats people out of a lot of money every year. It also causes heartbreak and anger, and can involve legitimate businesses across Australia. Do your research before getting a pet, and check the RSPCA's puppy buying guide.