The Better Business Bureau is warning the Lower Mainland about an ongoing online puppy scam.
A young mother in B.C. fell victim to an online scam not once, but twice this week, while trying to buy a puppy for her son.
Stephanie Kilbreath says she lost more than $800 dollars, and is asking others to be careful.
“If anybody is going to buy a puppy buy it locally, and make sure you can see the puppy face to face.”
“Buy locally, it’s smarter, it doesn’t matter if it costs you more, at least you get your dog.”
Evan Kelly with the Better Business Bureau says the scam pulls on the heart strings of people.
He says scammers post ads on Craigslist or Kijiji for puppies that are available.
The ad often includes a sob story saying they want to get rid of the puppies for free, as long as you pay for the flight.