Getting Scammed in 2024
One valuable precaution to take is to request proof of the animal's existence and the seller's possession of it. This can be easily achieved by asking for a current photograph that includes a common item in the frame. For instance, you may request a picture of the animal with a spoon held up in front of it. This simple step helps ensure that the seller indeed has the animal in their possession and that it is alive and well.
Before proceeding with any financial transactions, it's prudent to request a copy of the seller's identification and a photograph of them holding the ID. Should anyone hesitate or decline to comply with these reasonable requests, it may raise suspicions, indicating the possibility of dealing with an unscrupulous individual.