Puppy scams surge as people look for companionship

UPDATE: After the story aired Wednesday evening, Cecilia Antinero informed 7 On Your Side that the Antinero family adopted a puppy from Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton. She said, "the family now has a great little dog, and it has a loving family."

"She says her heart was stronger than her common sense." As people seek animal companionship during shelter-in-place order, some who try to purchase dogs and cats online are falling victim to so-called "puppy scams" during the COVID-19 pandemic.