Scam Using Your Dog

robberI saw this in our comments section yesterday, and since not everybody reads the comments, I wanted to post it here. Seems like you can’t even trust people who claim to be Good Samaritans any more.Check this out — a friend of mine was just called by his wife. She got a phone call from a man who said he was in Valencia, and he had their dog (Valencia is about 3 1/2 hours from here). He described the dog, it was a young female, recently spayed, and looked like a boxer mix. He had the dogs name, their phone number, and their home address.

Molly, the dog he said he had was in their back yard at the time of the phone calle. He described her perfectly.

I’m thinking someone did some dumpster diving at the vets where they recently had her fixed, and was hoping they were at work, and would meet him before going home to check and make sure the dog was really gone, and try to get some money out of them.

Good thing someone was home and could check right away and verify that in fact the dog *was* in the back yard.

Thanks to Doggone for sharing this!  The moral of the story?  Ask your vet to shred records before tossing them and ask what steps he has taken to safeguard your personal information that’s stored in his computer.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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2 thoughts on “Scam Using Your Dog”

  1. This goes to show how important it is that all paper records should be cross shredded when they are of no longer any use. I say cross shredded because there are firms that specialise in putting shredded items back together and single shredded paper is much easier to put back together.

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