Report the scam/fraud where you saw the advertisement mentioning the details you have of the scammer.
Signs of Identity Theft/Pet fraud
1 – The scammers will narrate a sad story to go with their offer.
2 – To try to sound more convincing, they would ask questions that appear genuine like the victim’s location, occupation, and family.
3 – The offenders would use highly plagiarized text from genuine pet adoption or relocation company websites to appear genuine.
4 – They will be willing to offer the pet for free and deliver it to the pet parent directly at a discounted price (usually happens with rare or expensive breeds).
5 – The scammers before the shipping process starts will ask for an additional amount for documentation, upgraded fee, pet food, pet insurance, boarding/quarantine fee, or additional vet bills.
6 – They will act as if they are in a rush.
7 – They generally would ask to make payments via unregulated payment gateways that are and strictly object to credit card payment.
8 – They might claim that they work with a legitimate organization that is based out of one country/state and ask for the payments to be done to another country/state.
9 – Communications over emails, text messages, or even telephonic conversations would have language fluency issues, bad spelling, and multiple grammatical errors.