SFO warns pet lovers about scam

September 14, 2011 9:46:35 AM PDT
Airport officials are warning pet lovers about a scam that claims to find U.S. homes for lonely animals from overseas.

San Francisco International Airport officials say scammers send unsolicited emails that offer to sell or ship pets from foreign countries to American pet lovers. After signing up, the victim gets another e-mail from the airports' pet care or pet department saying the pet is being detained at the airport until the new owner pays for vaccinations.

Once they pay, victims find out the pet never existed. Airport officials say they don't have pet care or pet department. If you receive such emails contact your local police.