Kijiji, Canada’s most popular free, local classifieds site are hitting the headlines because of an online scammer who uses golden retriever puppies.
Strathcona County RCMP have been getting complaints from Kijiji buyers that a woman has been posting a “for sale” ad for golden retriever puppies. The woman scammer will ask prospective buyers to transfer money thru email as a deposit to reserve the golden retriever puppy until it can be transported to them. When it is time to deliver the golden puppy, the woman scammer will make different excuses as to why it can’t be delivered yet and then one day, the scammer stops communicating to the buyer.
RCMP officers encourage people to be cautious when buying anything online. The officers said that trustworthy breeders will never ask potential buyers to send them money. Buyers should only pay after they’ve examined the pet and asked the seller all of their inquiries.
For a more detailed tips for buyers and sellers to prevent from being swindled, here’s the link to RCMP’s on-line shopping fraud tips.
Article and image source: Global News