Ashcroft RCMP echo the warning by BC RCMP of puppy scams


2021-04-13 15:42 PDT

File # 2021-532

Mounties in Ashcroft are echoing the warning, issued by the RCMP in BC back in March, to steer clear of puppy scams.

Click here to view original news release (March 22, 2021)

On April 11, 2021, Ashcroft RCMP took a report from a Vancouver Island resident who reported being scammed out of $800 after she agreed to purchase a pair of Jack Russell Frenchie dogs from a resident of Cache Creek BC. The funds were paid via e-transfer as part of a deposit, but the puppy’s seller never showed up to the pre-arranged meet location.

We strongly urge online shoppers and puppy lovers to educate themselves and seriously consider adopting animals in person, states Sgt. Darren Angman, Detachment Commander for the Ashcroft RCMP. He adds, If it’s too good to be true, it likely is, therefore do your research on the breeders to ensure they are reputable. Do not pay by sending cash, money transfers, or money orders.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381


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