Craigslist dog rip-off: Loved ones out $300 and heartbroken following rip-off leaves them with ill, dying pet

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, many persons are incorporating a new addition to their spouse and children by adopting or acquiring a pet, but you want to look at out for scammers seeking to steal your dollars.

A Raleigh household is working with heartache soon after bringing a new pup into their home.

“Even however we only experienced the dog for 24 hours, it is really extremely complicated,” Cassie Graves stated. This following the Graveses lost their new pet they named Jasmine. “It was quite tricky to have all the puppy stays–the feeding bowls, the foods, the leash, the toys — but no pup in the property.”

The Graveses had to place Jasmine down just 24 hrs following having her. They 1st noticed the puppy dog on Craigslist.

“I observed an advert for a German Shepherd-and-Lab blend and it was what we ended up on the lookout for,” Cassie’s spouse, Jermaine, claimed.

The Graveses texted back and forth with the seller who told Jermaine they experienced two 8-7 days- outdated puppies left, and they had been $300 each.

Watch OUT: Don’t fall for this pet fraud!

In text messages, the vendor said the pups experienced their very first pictures and have been dewormed. The Graveses drove from Raleigh to Greensboro to fulfill the seller.

They asked for the shot information but were not given any.

“They reported simply because of COVID, they didn’t sense at ease getting their pet dogs to the vet. So they resolved to do the photographs them selves.”

The seller did give them a picture of the photographs. So the Graveses paid out $300 for Jasmine and drove again to Raleigh.

“All people was excited, it was like getting a little one in the house.”

The excitement quickly changed several hours after bringing Jasmine dwelling. It immediately grew to become apparent that Jasmine desired healthcare support.

The Graveses took her to the vet and learned the negative information.

“The pet had hookworms and roundworms and was seriously anemic,” Cassie recalled the veterinarian telling her. “The finest choice likely would be to place the pet down.”

The Graveses created the tricky selection to put Jasmine down. They cremated Jasmine and brought her back dwelling and buried her in the backyard. They also arrived at out to the seller.

“My partner reached again out to permit them know what was heading on and the sellers never ever responded.”

Troubleshooter Diane Wilson tried out referred to as the seller and the two distinctive quantities the Graveses experienced for the seller were presently disconnected.

What you do have to have to know is the Graves heartache is not exclusive. Wilson hears from viewers month-to-month who have been ripped off when making an attempt to welcome a new pet into their residence.

Check out: Animal scams a widespread ploy all through the holiday seasons

In 2016, a Troubleshooter investigation uncovered a Nash County woman advertising sick puppies to unsuspecting customers. Right after our investigation, she was convicted of numerous fraud expenses.

Viewers generally drop dollars to a rip-off wherever they locate a pet for sale on line and then are charged substantial quantities of dollars to ship the pet to them, but the pet is in no way delivered. It is really all a rip-off. A Fayetteville girl lost 1000’s to this scam when she believed she was receiving a Maine Coon cat.

The Troubleshooter Takeaways to don’t forget when hunting for a pet you can’t count on what the vendor tells you. Generally check with for evidence of pictures and any treatments. Also see if the pet comes with any wellbeing assure, if not attempt and consider the pet or cat to the vet to have them checked out in advance of having to pay any funds. Finally, of class, you can also adopt, as the community animal shelters are crammed with pet dogs and cats wanting for a new house.

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