Wichita family contacted by scammers seeking reward for lost dog

KNSS News
December 11, 2019 - 5:46 am
Wichita family contacted by scammers seeking reward for lost dog
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A Wichita family is warning pet owners about possible scammers after they were contacted several times while searching for their missing dog. 

The Turner family lives in College Hill and their rat terrier, Roy, has been missing since Dec. 5th.  With support from family and community members the reward for Roy has reached $1,000. 
Now scammers are trying to get their hands on the cash. Or the Turner's personal information.  KSN News spoke with Toney Turner.

"We had people 'saying go to this google link, click on that," said Turner. "He wanted $125, wanted us to pay through cash app.  When we asked if he actually had Roy he got real belligerent."

The Turners luckily did not fall for the scams, but they worry other emotional pet owners who are searching for their missing pet might.  The Wichita Police Department warns people who are planning a meet up to recover a pet or to exchange items sold online to set up the meeting for a public place like the police department and to never go to those meetups alone.

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