2020's big new scam is fake puppies

A boom in pup adoption rates has some scammers trying to cash in

Sep 09, 2020 | Current events
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The bark-and-switch boom

Sophisticated ads with Instagram-worthy photos of adorable dogs lured them in. Buyers eagerly paid hundreds, or even thousands, in "rehoming" and shipping fees to secure their cuddly companion. And the promised puppy never arrived. Welcome to 2020's hottest online scam: fake puppies. While this form...

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