Highlands County deputies warn residents about puppy buying scam

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook this week asking residents to be careful if they’re buying a puppy online.

According to deputies, there have been reports of a scam asking animal lovers in the Tampa Bay area to wire $150 to Cameroon.

The sheriff’s office says victims of the scam would end up losing their money and not getting a pet.

Deputies are asking residents to avoid the risk of being scammed by looking into dogs at the local Animal Services and Humane Society.



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