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Has anyone else gotten false requests for dog walking?

asked 2018-07-18 15:20:01 -0500

Not sure how to prevent it, if that's even possible, but please help if you can. I'm new to Rover.

I've gotten two "fake" requests for dog walking. I got the requests, responded back, and then got a message that the profiles had been deleted. I didn't see the location of one of the requests because it was deleted too fast, but the one i did see was WAY out of my territory - another state, if I remember right.

I have to say it creeps me out more than a little bit as a female. I'm thankful for the self defense training that I continue to develop, and maybe I'm overreacting because of that, but this experience rubs me the wrong way. I don't believe my profile would lead anyone to think that I want to do anything except walk their dog.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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answered 2018-07-19 05:37:44 -0500

Scammers do create false profiles on the Rover platform and then send out booking requests, typically they will offer to pay you a flat rate per hour and ask for your email address, if and when you receive a request like this it is best to immediately report it to Rover support @ 888-453-7889

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answered 2018-07-19 09:48:16 -0500

Like Walt said, its a scam, not a threat. They want your money and don't care if you're a man or a woman.

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