Beware of Pet Travel ScamsWARNING: Life Unleashed has NO AFFILIATION with South Africa and our company logo is being used fraudulently to scam people out of money and promised pets. DO NOT DO BUSINESS with any company claiming to be Life Unleashed in South Africa.
Pet scams can happen to anyone. Learn how to spot a scam or you could be a victim! The International Pet and Animal Transport Association (IPATA) warns that Pet Scams are impacting pet lovers worldwide.
IPATA provides the following advice:
Pet scam criminals often use free websites, Craig's List, local newspapers, or Facebook to advertise pets that do not exist. Expensive animals, like Bulldogs or toy breeds, are offered at very low prices. Animals are offered up for adoption at no cost - all you have to do is pay for the shipping. If you see an ad like this, chances are it is a scam.
These scammers are criminals. Their goal is to take your money. They will lie, they will tell you sob stories, they will send you pictures of adorable animals, they will assure you of their faith and religion - anything to get your money!
They use the names of legitimate pet shippers; they pirate websites; they illegally use logos of other companies. If you see an offer that is too good to be true, it probably is. It probably is a scam!
Never send money Western Union for a pet!