– Trading Post allowing puppies for sale scams to be run on their site? Unfortunately the answer is yes indeed. Today the team at the Daily Dog is sending out an urgent warning to all those considering buying a pup via the Trading Post; they are not checking their advertisers thoroughly and thus scam ads are appearing on their site.
At pups4sale we wish we could start the new year with a lighthearted story, but unfortunately over the Christmas break the scammers have not backed off on their nefarious activities – if anything they seem to have increased the pace. Our sources suggest a definite uptick in their activities, beginning Christmas eve and continuing over New Year. We surmise it is because they are assuming (and quite reasonably so) that the staffing levels at big Companies (such as the TP) are reduced during that period and thus the scammers have more chance at succeeding in posting their scam ads.
Click on the text screenshot image at left or here and you will be taken to our YouTube video on the subject. As you will see and hear, the scammers are becoming more sophisticated all the time. However there are still plenty of ways you can “sniff them out” to reveal their true colours – as we demonstrate.
So, the latest update to the Australian Puppy Scams Hall of Shame list of classified sites hosting fake puppies for sale ads in Australia can be found by clicking here.
It’s a long and depressing list, yet one that could so easily be shortened – or indeed eliminated – if only the sites in question would take their customers’ security seriously. As we say in the video, if in doubt about any classified puppy ad you are interested in making enquiries about on any site in Australia, check out our Scam Stopper page and/or contact us in admin. The team at pups4sale is only too happy to help Australians keep their hard earned money out of the hands of internet scammers, and have been privileged to do so many time in the recent past.