VIC Police Issue Warning About Online Puppy Scam & Honestly, Rude

Police are investigating a puppy scam after several people reported that they’d been duped into handing over cash for a non-existent pet.

Victoria Police put out the warning today, asking members of the public to be super careful when buying dogs online.

Investigators believe that victims have been asked to make cash deposits into a bank account for a puppy (plus interstate transport, insurance and registration fees) – but the puppy never arrives. And victims haven’t been getting their money back, either.

Police have even released images of the puppy photos used in the scam, and alright, we kinda see it. THOSE EYES.

Obviously, whoever’s running these puppy scams is likely to now abandon these images and hunt for new cute puppy pics, which luckily for them make up about 40 percent of the internet (along ‘porn’ and ‘hot singles in your area’).

If you think you’ve been a victim of this crime, send a report in to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).