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Puppy Scam resurfaces to take your money

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 It's known as the 'puppies for sale online' scam, and the BBB says it went away for a while, but is back to get those who are searching for man's best friend.

     Walla Walla Police tell us it sprung up again in their area, and they want to prevent it from spreading. Officers say the trouble happens when animal lovers see an expensive breed for sale overseas at a cheap price, which usually means they're more likely to be risky with their money.

   The scammer has people write a check and send it to an address listed on a website or paper ad, but a puppy is never sent in return.

Police are warning people to stay away. They say if you are going to send money overseas it's best to use something like Paypal so you can track your funds. If you do get caught up in a scam like this, they also say keep in mind there isn't much police can do about it if the scammer lives in another country.