Facebook users warned over heart-wrenching dog scam that keeps spreading.

A number of Facebook posts claiming to have found a missing or injured dog are fake.

Several versions of these posts, many using the same photos or text, with a different location, have been circulating on local Facebook buy and sell groups in recent weeks.

One of the posts reads: “Hi all, I’m desperately trying to find the owner of this sweet girl I picked up about half an hour ago along side road in #Burton

“She’s hurt on her left leg,tried giving her food but she refused […] Please help bump this post so she can be reunited with her parents.[sic]” 

Other versions of the post featuring the same text, but with the location changed, have been shared to groups across the UK.

If these posts arrive in your Facebook feed – Please do not circulate to your friends.