Detective Inspector issues advice after £2,638,323 lost to pet fraud

Throughout the global pandemic, nationally we saw a huge rise in the number of people purchasing pets. Action Fraud reported that £2,638,323 was lost by prospective pet owners in 2020/21 making online deposits. As the trend continues and people look to a pet, Detective Inspector Ben Robinson is urging people to remain vigilant around the risks of pet fraud. Detective Inspector Ben Robinson said: “Throughout the pandemic, opportunistic fraudsters took advantage of unsuspecting victims and…

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‘Do It for Your Dog’ campaign launched to reduce instances of dog fouling

Hull City Council, in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, has launched a campaign to encourage dog owners to be responsible and reduce instances of dog fouling. Dog fouling is the offence of being in charge of a dog and failing to remove the faeces after it defecates in a public place, which includes leaving it in a tree or bush.Councillor Rosie Nicola, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, said: “I thank the majority of dog owners in…

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