Cunning Internet tricksters are behind a cruel method of conning unsuspecting Brits out of their cash and this time they’re using puppies to pull off the heartless swindle.
International Internet fraudsters, commonly based in Africa or the Middle East are behind the scam which aims to con British dog breeders out of thousands of pounds.
The conmen are sending emails to breeders who have puppies for sale and are asking if they would be able to put a deposit down on a puppy or even several pups with a view to the breeder setting the dogs aside to be collected when they are old enough to leave their mother.
The emails, usually in written in poor English, will ask for the price of the puppy, before arranging a convenient date for collection with the breeder.
The emails seem legitimate and in many cases they are so cleverly composed that the sender appears to be [...]
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