Social media can be a great tool to help find lost pets. A post can be shared by people in the area, or even shelter and rescue sites, to better help spread the word. More eyes on a lost pet is always better right? Not always.

Scammers look for signs of vulnerability to find their next victim. Once a post about a lost pet gets shared by people the owner doesn’t know, it can spread far and wide, perhaps falling into the hands of people with poor intentions.

Rick Walz is president and CEO of BBB Serving Northern Indiana.

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