Pet Scam: The Animal Control Officer Who Wants Cash

Posted on 08/6/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsOn the heels of pet-flipping comes the latest ruse facing dog owners: Scammers posing as animal control officers. It’s occurred sporadically but not extensively in the past.  Now it seems on the rebound — at least in retiree-rich South Florida. TV station WPTV reports a case in which a couple living in an over-55 community lost $550 to an imposter claiming there had been complaints about the couple’s dog.  He threatened to impound the pooch unless they immediately paid. They obliged. …