Officials issue puppy scam warning

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Attention future pet owners: officials are issuing a warning about scams involving puppies.

Scammers often offer an unbelievable discount on dogs for sale on their website.

After you pay, they start coming up with excuses to charge you more money.

To protect yourself, go to a local animal shelter instead of buying pets online.

If you decide to go with a local breeder, find out if they will allow you to see your dog.

And never trust a website where you can’t pay with a credit card to dispute the charges.

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