This person was set to get a puppy. They got scammed


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This person was set to get a puppy. They got scammed

On July 7, Halifax District RCMP responded to call of a fraud. The victim told police he had made arrangements to purchase a Golden Retriever from a website he found online. The puppy was to be shipped from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Halifax by air and there were additional costs associated with that.​ After the seller asked for additional money for pet insurance, the victim suspected he was being defrauded and he contacted police. The victim sent a total of $2800 to the company.

The RCMP is continuing their investigation into this incident. Police want people to know that anyone can be a victim of a scam, and it’s important to view all purchases with a critical eye at all times. At any time, if you feel you are the victim of a scam, or if you want more information about frauds and scams, there are resources that can help:

You can also contact your local RCMP or police for advice if you feel you’ve been victimized.

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