Cute pup pics may get you in hairy situation

AUSTIN (KXAN/CREDIT.COM) — New scams are enticing people online with pictures of cute puppies in hopes of obtaining the money of prospective buyers.

According to, people are promised a “got-to-have” puppy online and asked to send over money — and then end up never receiving the puppy afterward.

Average losses have totaled about $1,000 per customer.

Experts say the best strategy is to never pay for anything you are buying online unless you see it in person first.


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