Council warns of spike in coronavirus pet scams

June 9, 2020Posted in: Community, Other

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check the NSW Pet Registry to verify documentation before buying a furry companion during social isolation. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reports that nearly $300,000 has been lost to puppy scams this year, and that scammers are targeting prospective pet owners during the coronavirus pandemic. Council’s...