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Wednesday, 26th November 2008

Peace Corps Warns Public about Bogus Internet Dog and Animal Scams

Peace Corps Warns Public about Bogus Internet Dog and Animal Scams

The Peace Corps' Office of Inspector General (OIG) is warning the American public to be vigilant against internet scams involving pet adoptions from Africa by a person or persons claiming to be affiliated with the agency.

"Since February of 2007, we are aware of seven U.S. citizens who have been victims of a pet scam," said Peace Corps Inspector General Kathy Buller. "We want to let the public know they should be careful in responding to ads for pet adoptions overseas, especially if the ads claim some type of Peace Corps affiliation."

One victim responded to an Internet ad about a Yorkshire Terrier puppy allegedly being given away by a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon. The victim made a wire transfer to acquire the puppy before realizing something was potentially wrong. Earlier this month, the OIG received notification of an internet scam for an English bull dog also located in Cameroon.

Source: Peace Corps


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