On-Line Fraud: 01/05/23 Purcellville VA 

The complainant attempted to purchase a puppy from a Facebook Breeder in Los Angeles, California. He conducted research and contacted others in the Facebook group before sending any funds to ensure the breeder was legitimate. He sent the suspect a down payment of $750 via the Zelle app from his USAA checking account and then flew to California with his wife to complete the purchase. Upon arrival, he could not locate or contact the breeder and suddenly realized the Facebook group was deleted. All attempts to contact the suspect and track his funds have been unsuccessful. He advised USAA is assisting in the investigation.

01/05/23 3:38 p.m.

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