25 Nov '11, 3pm

Online scams get into pet business

Online scams get into pet business

SINGAPORE: Online scams are getting into the pet business, according to a woman who said on Friday she was almost scammed. While searching online to buy a kitten, she chanced upon an advertisement selling cats. The owner of the advertisement told her on email that she would give the kitten away for free, but that she would have to pay a shipping cost of S$220 to a "relocation agency in Cameroon, South Africa". That was when she realised that something was amiss. Some pet organisations expressed concerns over such online scams. Action For Singapore Dogs president Ricky Yeo said: "We've had people who email us about such issues and we've investigated. Most of them are usually scams because when you ask them for certification, background and history, they usually don't reply. "They're looking for the gullible ones who think it's a good deal and they ask for a deposit of some ...

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