December 12, 2022
BBB Investigation Update: Average Money Loss in Puppy Scams Spikes
Rockford, IL – Dec. 6, 2022 – Puppy scams are not only one of the most emotionally devastating scams, but a new BBB study update also reveals victims are losing more money per incident than ever before. In fact, average monetary losses are climbing, with an average loss of $850 in 2022, up 60% since 2017. BBB has tracked this since 2017, when it issued an in-depth study Puppy Scams: How Fake Online Pet Sellers Steal from Unsuspecting Pet Buyers. Yorkies, Dachshunds and French Bulldogs make up nearly 30% of all puppy scams, according to 2022 BBB Scam TrackerSM reports. However, consumers mentioned more than 40 breeds, meaning that buyers should be cautious when shopping for any breed online.