LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lake County Animal Shelter is warning pet owners of a lost pet scam.
At least one pet owner in Lake County has been targeted, according to the shelter.
Shelter officials said the scammer contacts a pet owner who on social media or a national database about a missing dog.
The scammer tells the pet owner they have the missing pet and will exchange it for a gift card, according to shelter officials.
The shelter said the scammer does not have possession of the animal and is most likely not from Florida.
Anyone who is missing a pet should regularly check petharbor.com and local shelters.