Georgia authorities warn social media users of ‘puppy sale scam’

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office warned Facebook and Instagram users of a puppy sale scam.

Officials said the scam involved someone who posted online about having a dog for sale.

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It is unclear if there were any victims and if the individual responsible has been identified.

The sheriff’s office encouraged those in the market to get a dog to locate a legitimate breeder, pet store or consider rescuing an animal in need from a local shelter.

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Additionally, authorities said those buying items off social media platforms should be wary of using Peer to Peer payment platforms such as Cash App and Venmo.

If you believe you are being scammed, you can call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office of Criminal Investigations at 478-994-7043.

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If you are interested in adopting an animal from Monroe County animal Services, they can be reached at 478-993-1032.

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