The SQ notes that many Gaspésiens have been victims of scams when buying pets.
With the pandemic, dogs are more and more in demand and malicious people have scented the good deal.
The scam, which has affected people in the region, consists of selling a dog online at a high price that in the end does not exist. In addition, even if the offer seems interesting, many costs are added along the way, as Claude Doiron of the Sûreté du Québec explains:
Claude Doiron explains that it is important to at least have a phone number and references. Transactions carried out only online offer little recourse to victims: