Allison explained: “They said it was a crime and gave me a crime number and they’re looking into it.
“This sort of thing is going on a lot.”
Asked how it has affected her, Allison told Phillip: “It just consumes you. Looking for her, following up with police I’ve had prank phone calls asking for money from people saying they have her, social media, my screen time it said was up 90 percent on the previous week. I’m just looking and looking.”
Holly went on to ask: “So these suspicious calls, they’re from someone ringing up saying they have your dog and they’ll leave her somewhere secure if you transfer funds into their account?
“And you don’t believe this is actually the person who has taken them, you believe it’s a scam?”