Sheryl Harris wrote an article about puppy scams and a recent case in Ohio. In particular, she wrote:

“Wiring money to a stranger overseas is never a good idea. Once you wire money, it’s gone. And scam artists like to target Americans from abroad because it’s harder for law enforcement here to investigate.”

That is exactly our point when we mention this in our article about trying to recover your money from an overseas scammer. Once you have sent your money to the scammer, the money is gone forever. Whether it is a pet, a large sum of cash, valuable commodity or whatever the scammer was trying to sell, you will not receive them because they are all made-up stories.