Florida Woman Amanda Freeman Is Reeling After Being Scammed While Trying To Buy Pet Online
Online shopping has become a societal norm. However, with the anonymity that comes with online purchasing has led to a surge in claims of fraud and scamming.
A Volusia County woman is heartbroken after she paid her hard-earned money for a dog, online. She never got the pet — or her money back.
“I feel broken-hearted that I didn’t get a dog, and hurt that people would use your emotions like that. I want everyone to be aware of this,” Amanda Freeman said.
She had apparently made two payments of $500 to purchase a Samoyed puppy, and shipping, only to find out it wasn’t real.
The Better Business Bureau said the website is bogus. “This site in particular is a scam, it has been proven to take consumers money certainly pull on their heart strings and in the end take their money and break their heart,” said Holly Salmons, of the BBB.
A local dog breeder, Carrie Collier weight in on the matter. “The first thing to do is ask about certification, ask where the parents came from, where the bloodline came from,” Collier said.
Don’t buy a pet without seeing it in person. Never wire money to people or companies you don’t know. Always use a credit card, in case you need to dispute charges.