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Cape Breton woman warns of dog scam on Facebook

July 12, 2021 – A Cape Breton woman says after a difficult year for her children they were about to bring some joy into their home by purchasing a dog.

However Tania Bond-MacNeil of Bras d’Or said after telling her children about the new addition to the family, she discovered the Facebook sale was an attempted scam.

“I was flabbergasted,” she said, adding she wants to warn the public. “I was heartbroken telling the kids.”

Bond-MacNeil’s husband died July 23, 2020.

“The kids had to deal with a lot of firsts without him this year, it was tough for all of us,” she said.

For years her daughter has been asking for a dog and then a few days ago Bond-MacNeil saw a Maltese advertised for sale on Facebook. She is leery about online sales so she was careful. She messaged the seller, whose profile said she was Sarah Juanita Davis. The seller said she was heartbroken to sell her dog but had a new job and was rarely home. Photos and videos of the dog were sent to the MacNeil family.

“She said she was asking $600 but would let her go for $500 to a good home,” Bond-MacNeil said. Saltwire reports. | READ MORE