Dog lovers beware! That “free” puppy could cost you thousands of dollars.
Unlike most species of email fraud “adopt a puppy” fraud appeals to the victim’s better nature by providing a chance to rescue a puppy.
Everybody loves puppies right?
On the other hand, since the puppy to be rescued is usually of some desirable breed and therefore might be worth several hundred dollars, the victim’s motivation might still be greed.
Either way, there’s no such thing as a free puppy (at least not from some stranger that emails you out of the blue).