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Woman scammed out of $250 by fake puppy ad

May 27, 2021 – P.E.I RCMP are warning consumers to be vigilant when purchasing dogs online after a recent report of a scam. At least one Island woman is out $250. Nikki Jenkins says she was looking for a new puppy when she came across an online ad for a Maltese puppy. She messaged the seller and said she was told it would she would have to pay $500 for the dog.

“She described the dog as active, healthy, potty trained, female, six months old and it was a really cute picture,” she said. “I knew from just looking around the internet that typically a Maltese would be $1,500.”

Jenkins said she figured the price was lower because the dog was being rehomed. CBC News reports. | READ MORE