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Woman has bone to pick with puppy scammer

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A woman reportedly fell for a scheme June 17 while attempting to get a free dog.

The 20-year-old woman said she posted an ad on Craigslist searching for a free German Sheppard puppy.

She said she immediately received a text that said the unknown person had a male and female puppy for free and the woman would only have to pay shipping.

The woman asked for a photo and the person emailed her pictures of the dogs. She then agreed to pay $200 for the shipping of the two dogs and wired money to the person.

The person told the woman she would receive the dogs from Miami, however the dogs never arrived.

She again texted the person and was told to wire a $160 fee for shipping that would be refunded after she got the dogs.

Since then, she had not heard back from the person and never received the dogs.

The deputy looked up the shipping company and saw it had several warnings for puppy scams.


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