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Old 06-24-2009, 04:07 PM
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Wednesday June 24, 2009
Hairstylist loses RM950 in dog-for-sale scam


KUALA LUMPUR: A hairstylist paid RM950 for a dog that he neither saw nor received.

Lau Poon Kau, 27, said he had transferred the money at a bank in the Pulau Tikus One Store Shopping Centre in Penang on Oct 26 last year, to a man who claimed he had a three-month-old Shih Tzu for sale.

The man claimed he was a veterinarian and had helped deliver the puppy.

The two men had never met each other and the transaction was done via phone calls.

However, after Lau had transferred the money, he was told the dog had contracted a virus and was asked to transfer an additional RM200 for the dog’s medical fees. He became suspicious and refused to make the payment.

Lau was later told that the canine had died and even though he was promised a second dog, his repeated attempts to contact the “veterinarian” failed.

He lodged a report at the Pudu police station, here, on March 9.

MCA Public Services and Complaints Bureau head Datuk Michael Chong, whom Lau approached for assistance yesterday, asked members of the public to be wary of such scams.

“You should be careful when buying things that are priced exceptionally low from someone that you do not know,” he said.


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Old 06-24-2009, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: dog-for-sale scam!!!!

Another type of scam is to put up pedigree puppies for adoption. Very, very cute ones. And you need to wire over money for delivery charges. I've copied from a website. The details are similar

...the scam artist posts an ad in a newspaper or news website for a puppy he will give away free to a loving home. All you have to do to help the poor little pooch is pay the $400 shipping cost. Victims send the money -- but their puppy never arrives.

One such scammer even claimed he and his wife were traveling missionaries who could not keep their new litter of English bulldog puppies! He conversed with one victim for a week and sent pictures of the healthy pups.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: dog-for-sale scam!!!!

ai, tot onli if pet sell in cheap price will be a scam... but now even with normal market price still kena tipu....
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