The last time that puppies were the subject of one of my posts was way back in January when I looked at a Christmas scam that fleeced a few people out of several thousand dollars for non-existent pups from the African continent.
Now there is a new email, this time about 6 black Labradors, but is this a scam?
Free black labs…Know anybody looking?
these guys are sure tempting!! this email came from my sister via work … Please let me know if you know of anyone who might be interested.
Scott rescued 6 black lab (mix) puppies out of the middle of the road on Saturday. PLEASE help me find them homes – otherwise, it’s Animal Control – which means they only have 5 days. We’ve bathed them, sprayed them for fleas and wormed them….but we can’t keep them. They are currently in a kennel in my basement since I don’t have a fence. I’ve lost count of the number of rescue groups that I’ve contacted, only to be turned down due to no room. Please check with every dog person you know to see if they need a puppy.
This email sounds very genuine, and indeed it may well have been when it was first sent out. However, I’ve been forwarded the exact same email from a few different friends and acquaintances and some have been told of a location for the puppies, ranging from Adelaide in Australia to Philiadelphia and New York in the U.S.
So what may have started as a genuine email looking for good homes for adorable puppies has now turned into an email ‘hoax’ in so much as it is being tinkered with and forwarded around the internet like crazy.