There are lots of things to consider when adopting a new dog.
Is the dog a good fit for you and your family? Is there enough space in your home? Are you ready, emotionally and financially, to take care of another living being?
These are all things I thought about before adopting my own dog. But one thing I never even considered was if my dog was real or not.
Unfortunately, one woman in Colorado had to ask that scary question.
A grandma who is hiding her identity under the name “Mary” found an adorable golden retriever puppy online. She immediately knew she wanted to adopt the little dog (who was listed as “Leo”) for her 10-year-old granddaughter. She reached out to the website where she’d found Leo, then spoke to the man who was giving him away. He told Mary that his wife was too ill to keep taking care of Leo, so they were trying to find him a loving family. All Mary needed to do was pay the $450 shipping fee.
Mary sent the money over, but soon realized something was missing — and that something was Leo.
It turns out the website where she had bought Leo was a scam. There was no Leo — and Mary was out several hundred dollars.
Check out the video below to learn more about this scam, and please SHARE it on Facebook to keep your friends and family safe!
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