The Council of Better Business Bureaus and American Kennel Club are warning consumers about a new scam involving 'free' puppies being promoted on MySpace, in print ads, and on fake web sites.
The ads show cute puppies in countries including Nigeria and invite people to adopt them. Respondents are asked to send money to have the dog vaccinated, ship the dog to their location, and cover local taxes.
Included in the dogs offered are a number of expensive breeds such as English bulldogs. A number of people have paid up to $1,500 and never received their dog.