Coronavirus: Victims lose thousands to fake puppy and kitten sales
Publishedduration5 MayRelated Topics
- Coronavirus pandemic
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Some animal lovers hoping to buy kittens and puppies during the coronavirus lockdown are being exploited by fraudsters.
Scam reporting service Action Fraud said con artists were advertising online with pictures of pets to buy and asking for a deposit.
This was followed by demands for payment for other services such as delivery, but the sales were fake.
Victims have lost more than £280,000 in two months, it said.