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Internet Puppy Scam

Date: May 28, 2007

The Council of Better Business Bureaus and American Kennel Club are warning consumers about a new scam involving 'free' puppies being promoted on MySpace, in print ads, and on fake web sites.

The ads show cute puppies in countries including Nigeria and invite people to adopt them. Respondents are asked to send money to have the dog vaccinated, ship the dog to their location, and cover local taxes.

Included in the dogs offered are a number of expensive breeds such as English bulldogs. A number of people have paid up to $1,500 and never received their dog.

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2011-02-22 10:51:35 - It all started with Lillian and James... slebert
2010-10-05 13:17:05 - So here is a personn trying to scam me.... Eia
2010-10-05 13:15:39 - So here is a personn trying to scam me.... Eia
2010-08-26 15:46:41 - BTW, there are tons of... Yogi
2010-08-26 15:41:41 - We received almost the same EXACT e-mail... Yogi
2010-05-18 13:01:06 - cont We are very happy to read from you... Jules
2010-05-18 13:00:29 - Hi, i think someone tried to scam me too.... Jules
2010-05-16 16:02:56 - I just received this email and Im unsure... Kari
2010-04-13 07:53:21 - Thanks for contacting me regarding my... Nik
2010-03-05 19:50:07 - he is a scammer please do report him donado
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