Pet owners now have another scam to be aware of.  A company using the name “The Pet Rescue” cold calls pet owners and claims to have found their pet or offers to help them search for a small fee. As you can guess, the company is not real and is just a pure scam run from South America.

The following are some of the numbers they use. Do not trust anyone who contacts you about your pet and is asking for money. Most of these numbers have been associated with other scams as well:

 

202-629-9017

281-763-0484

512-785-9420

585-243-9768

607-527-8800

618-529-9047

626-445-9134

702-502-4280

See some of the news coverge on this scam:

http://www.kmov.com/news/just-posted/Company-uses-Craigslist-to-swindle-local-owners-searching-for-lost-pets-243437181.html

http://fox4kc.com/2014/05/01/problem-solvers-investigation-will-the-pet-rescue-bring-your-lost-pet-home/

NEW*  http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Predators-Preying-on-Panicked-Owners-of-Lost-Pets-292319941.html

 

One Response to “Lost Pet Scam Alert – The Pet Rescue Scam Calls”

  1. Sam says:

    We had a call from Houston, TX (832) 251-7317 asking for donation for PetAmberAlert a couple days after we posted a lost dog. I said “no thank you” and hung up.

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