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Free Yorkie Puppies scam revealed

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October 21, 2010

The Student Voice would like to announce that an advertisement for two free Yorkie puppies placed on page three of the Oct. 8 issue of the paper is a scam. 

If e-mailed, the contact will request money to pay to ship the puppies from some distant location. Multiple people across the nation have sent hundreds of dollars only to realize that there are no puppies and their money is gone. The Voice would like to apologize for publishing the advertisement in its paper.

As a reminder, deals that seem to good to be true most likely are. If buyers are unsure about the legitimacy of an offer, they can easily check with a fraud detection organization or make a simple online search for scams. Buyers should be especially skeptical of requests for personal or credit card information.