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How much is that doggie on the Internet?

How much is that doggie on the Internet?

(Internet Safety, Scams) Permanent link

“Con artists have come up with another devious way to steal your money. Their bait: cute little puppies. It starts with an e-mail or a classified ad, and it ends with disappointment and a drained bank account.” Thus begins a KOMO 4 report about nice folks who think they're saving a pet but instead are scammed out of thousands of dollars.

Heart-broken consumers have contacted us, too. The Better Business Bureau and American Kennel Club issued an alert about online scammers posing as breeders. Don’t get suckered. Never wire money to a stranger. And heed this additional advice from Consumerman Herb Weisbaum: “I would never deal with someone wanting to ship me a puppy from overseas. Never. You could get a sick puppy, or you could get no puppy. Then what do you do?”

Posted by AGO Blog Moderator at 10/12/2007 11:48:13 AM | 

That's sad, a picture of a cute puppy like the one above really will pull on peoples heart strings.
Posted by: German Shepherd Names ( Email ) at 10/13/2008 8:13 AM

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