Dog law enforcement office warns of phony license site

John McDevitt
November 23, 2019 - 5:41 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement has warned the public of a fake dog license website. 

The website www.padoglicense.online looks like the real deal, but state officials have identified it as fraudulent. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, which oversees the dog law enforcement office, the owners of that site have even paid search engines to appear at the top of results pages.

The site claims to offer a way to renew and purchase new dog licenses. But your personal information and credit card number are what those behind it are likely after.

There is even a notice on the website that reads, "Attention: Dog owners with no license can be cited with a fine up to $300 per violation plus court costs."

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said his department works with Pennsylvania’s county treasurers for the sale of dog licenses. He confirmed that Pennsylvania's official website for transactions is licenseyourdogpa.pa.gov.

When in doubt, in contact the Pennsylvania Attorney General Bureau of Consumer Protection at 1-800-441-2555.