Scammers also regularly use Western Union or Money Gram as a payment method. Unlike PayPal or a recognised credit card merchant system, Western Union and Money Gram payments are often untraceable and non-refundable.
If you see an offer that is too good to be true, it usually is. It probably is a scam!
We advise that before purchasing or organising the shipping of a pet online, always thoroughly research the company before making payment.
For more helpful information on how to spot a pet scammer, please visit the International Pet and Animal Transport Association (IPATA) website.