Reports have surfaced of scammers targeting guardians of lost animals through deceptive phone calls. These fraudsters claim to represent an animal shelter that has found the missing pet and demand immediate payment over the phone or via online payment platforms like Venmo.
It is crucial to recognize these calls as phone scams or phishing attempts. Guardians are strongly advised against sharing personal information or making any payments to these callers.
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV) never asks for money over the phone for lost animals.
If you receive such calls, take note of the phone number and any relevant details, and promptly end the call and report the incident to your local police department. For direct assistance from HSBV, please contact us at (303) 442-4030.