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Eastern NC Consumers Lose More Than $11,000 in Pet Scams, Says Better Business Bureau

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The Better Business Bureau says consumers have lost more than $11,000 across the triangle and eastern North Carolina to pet scams in July. The bureau is warning consumers against these online scams and advising that people see pets in person before paying any money. They also recommend doing research, reverse image searches or going to a local animal shelter for your pets instead. If you are a victim of a pet scam, you can contact petscams.com, the Federal Trade Commission or the Better Business Bureau to make complaints and reports. The bureau says you should also contact your credit card issuer if you provided your credit card number in a suspected scam, even if you think the transaction was canceled.