Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Man falls for puppy scam

- Scamwatch.gov.au.

A 47 year-old Deniliquin man has reported being scammed out of money in a so called ‘puppy scam’.

The man told police he answered an email in relation to the sale of Cocker Spaniel puppies in August.

Reportedly based in Tasmania, the seller asked for additional funds to arrange transport of the pet to NSW.

The man paid the additional amount, but has been unable to contact the seller since.

Deniliquin Police Senior Constable Peter Joice said puppy scams have increased over recent months, and are detailed at

‘‘My recommenda­tion would be to do your research before you part with any money,’’ Sen Const Joice said.

Suspended driver

A 24 year-old Deniliquin man has been instructed to appear in court after being charged with driving while suspended Thursday last week.

Police stopped a car in Wood St, Deniliquin about 6.05pm and checks revealed the owner had been suspended following a fine default in 2020.

The driver claimed to not be aware of the suspension.

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