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BBB Trends: Put the bite on fake pet-sitting gigs — be sure you know who you are dealing with

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Looking for a pet sitter? (KyForward photo) If you’re a pet sitter and receive a request to watch a potential client’s pet, make sure you know who you’re dealing with. Help Wanted The scam works like this: the pet sitter receives an urgent request by email or text to watch a beloved pet. The message includes basic information like length of time they’re...

BBB Trends: Don’t be left in doghouse by scammers — beware of check overpayments for pet sitting job

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau If you’re thinking about going on vacation and having someone stop by to take care of Fifi or Fido, ask family and friends for references for a reliable, trustworthy pet sitter (or check bbb.org). However, if you’re a pet sitter and receive a request to watch a potential client’s pet, make sure you know who you’re dealing with. Fraudsters love to scour...