Police warning about puppy sale scams in Mid Sussex

People are being conned out of hundreds of pounds through puppy sale scams, Mid Sussex Police have said.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 3:57 pm

Inspector Darren Taylor said police had received reports over the weekend about families travelling to Mid Sussex to collect puppies, only to discover that the homeowner at the address had no knowledge of puppies for sale.

“Most of the victims had paid up to £500 in advance to the scammers,” he said.

“The real shame is the poor children who are so excited,” added Inspector Taylor.

People are being conned out of hundreds by puppy sale scams, said Mid Sussex Police

“Personally I would recommend a home visit to see the puppy and meet the seller before parting with any of your hard earned money.”

People can report information online at www.sussex.police.uk or by calling 101.

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.