Two southern Arizona dog lovers fell victim to online fraudsters when they attempted to purchase a dog. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the two separate cases of internet fraud.
One victim from Willcox, and one in Douglas reported making payments to a subject out of state for the purchase of an AKC registered dog.
After the initial payments were made in amounts over $600, more money was requested to “ship” the animal in a special container, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.
The victims’ payments were made through moneygrams at Walmart.
Neither victim received the animal and were ultimately out in amounts of $1575.00 and $1072.00.