This is serious business, guys. I just got a letter from the state attorney general's office. It concerns puppies. Puppy crime!
"The scam works like this: although the dogs are "free," the seller will ask to be wired money in advance so the puppy can be safely shiped [sic] to its new owner... A recent version of the "puppy scam" offered two registered English Bulldogs "free to a good home."
The puppy scam relies on the best intentions of animal lovers. Another version of the puppy scam involves a con artist posing as a "puppy mill rescue group". These ads claim to be seeking good homes for a batch of purebred puppies rescued from a puppy mill. In reality it is the puppy mill operator who has posted the ad and is looking to cash in - sometimes asking $1,000 or more per puppy.
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