After a Trail woman was cheated of hundreds of dollars, the Trail RCMP detachment is echoing a province-wide police advisory warning of ongoing online puppy scams.

The Trail RCMP received a complaint the afternoon of April 24 wherein the caller reported a suspect who was falsely claiming to sell Maltese puppies through social media in Trail.

A 60-year-old Trail woman reported she had sent a $400 electronic transfer to the suspect; however, she did not receive her puppy as promised.

Trail RCMP remind the public that money sent electronically cannot be recovered due to the complexity of these kinds of scams.

The Trail police recommend only exchanging money with trusted and verified sources before engaging in any exchange of funds.

More information about how to avoid being scammed can be obtained from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

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