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Online Scam Targeting Puppy Purchases

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IOWA  —  If a dog or puppy is on your holiday shopping list, the Better Business Bureau says it’s important to be careful with your purchases.

Radio iowa reports there’s a warning out about scams involving online dog sales. The bureau says almost 80% of the paid ads you see during online searches could be fake.

Those who fall for the deals are asked for a deposit on the dog, usually through a wire transfer. Customers may also be asked for more fees like shipping or vet checks, but no matter how much is paid, the dog never arrives.