WBNS 10TV in Columbus Warns of Scam To Prey on People Who Have Lost Pets

Author:Pet FBI
Author's Website:https://petfbi.org
Published: Fri Jul 31 2015
Last Updated: Tue Feb 22 2022

A so-called "pet finding" business based in California has been contacting Pet FBI users with a promise to find their lost pets for a fee. Fortunately all our visitors are aware that Pet FBI is strictly non-commercial and never charges a fee. They reported the abuse on our Facebook Ohio page and it was picked up by Meghan Matthews of WBNS10TV news. The segment aired during their local newscast.

We have identified the company and filed a complaint with California's Attorney General. Unfortunately, there are all too many people out there ready to exploit people desperate to get their pets back.

Some pet finding services are ethical and legitimate, but many more are just out for a quick buck and unable to deliver what they promise. Do some research before you pay a company to help find your pet. Do not trust Better Business Bureau logos they paste on their site or exaggerated claims of success. We do not recommend robocalling as a means of contact.

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