Scammers Can Tug at an Animal Lover’s Heart and Wallet

first_img Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty The image of a sad puppy in a cage at a shelter will inspire many animal lovers to donate money to rescue organizations, but scammers may be preying on their compassion.In the Animal Shelter Scam, crooks will post pictures of the animals with false information about “high kill” shelters and imminent death unless they immediately receive money to rescue the pets.Consumers may be contacted on social media, email, phone or U.S. mail seeking donations to rescue an animal. The money raised by scammers doesn’t go to the care of the animal, sheltering agencies or to the adopting party or organization.Tips• Verify that the organization soliciting funds is a legitimate 501(C)3 charitable group.• Double check that the animal exists, where it is housed and the true extent of its needs.• Ask the sheltering agency what help already has been provided to the animal and whether it really is at risk of death.For a printable version of this fraud alert, click here.Deputy District Attorney Jessie McGrath explains how the scam works in the above video.Follow @LADAOffice on Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date news and use #FraudFriday. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Top of the News Public Safety Scammers Can Tug at an Animal Lover’s Heart and Wallet Published on Friday, July 26, 2019 | 11:05 amcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business Newslast_img

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