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Nigerian Puppy Scam

Date: May 05, 2007

Puppies are big business. Puppies sold over the Internet are a big part of that business. Now the bad guys are muscling in.

You can easily spend a thousand dollars on a purebreed puppy. The toy dogs, like Yorkshires and Maltese, run $1,600 dollars and more. With prices like that, consumers often go looking for deals.

Rebecca Aobaugh now has the dog of her dreams -- a teacup toy Maltese.

Rebecca Aobaugh, dog owner: "I paid $1,600 dollars for her -- my husband paid $1,600 dollars for her."

But before paying that price tag, she paid a higher price in lost innocence and a few hundred extra dollars.
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2011-01-13 19:05:19 - Thank god that i found this b4 sending... Danielle
2010-12-16 22:30:51 - I received the email about adopting a 15... chase
2010-11-28 07:24:30 - reply-to esther ndidi to date Sun,... Rift
2010-09-19 20:08:17 - I think i am involved in a puppie scam and... Justin
2010-06-12 15:10:13 - [email protected]... Shelly Prize
2010-06-09 15:53:17 - BY THE WAY the ad was on craigslist the... KAT
2010-06-09 15:46:48 - Hello everyone..I am in the process of... KAT
2010-06-03 22:42:18 - Hey, i was seconds away from sending... Tom
2010-06-02 18:07:39 - Hi. I have just fallen for the puppy... Trish
2010-06-01 20:49:00 - I was just scammed by Ashly Comouxe as... hallidt
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