Georgia and her partner decided to get a puppy during the peak of lockdown. She found a breeder website with an Australian number that sells Jack Russells.
The breeder claimed to be living in Hobart but could register the puppy and organise the shipping to Sydney. The breeder told Georgia there would be a confirmation email with a link once the registration was completed.
He just wanted to sort of name, number, email because once you get the confirmation email about the dog being tracked, you can send over payment,”
Georgia never received any email, but the breeder insisted the email was sent through and demanded money in return. She then called the transport company for further confirmation.
The transport people said I wouldn’t pay for this. It doesn’t. I can’t see anything on our end for anything like that. Nothing, nothing’s been processed. It doesn’t make any sense,”
I sort of said, sorry, we’re not going through with that, and then that’s when we sort of realised it was a scam, because he started calling me bro and he’s like, Bro, what? What do you mean?”
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