Internet security experts warn that an old email scam is hitting inboxes again, offering Siberian Husky puppies to anyone who promises to take good care of them.
Commtouch Café reports that the shady email advertises six puppies, three male and three female, all “registered from multi-championship bloodlines.”
“I am giving them out because they were always cared and looked after by my father but with a heavy heart i lost him and he was all I got ,i work with a global, broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health,” the message explains.
“My father died in an accident last month on his way back from work and i have very bad memories when i see these puppies around me, because they were always together with him since i am always busy in the laboratory.”
While the story sounds realistic and the email genuinely seems to come from a good person that wants to give away puppies for free, there’s a catch. The individual who wants the dogs must pay $140 (105 EUR) that’s allegedly needed for the ownership papers.
Those who respond to the email are requested to transfer the amount via Western Union which, of course, is a great way for the crooks to ensure that the money trail will never lead back to them.
Individuals who fall for the scam never get any puppies and they can rest assured that the chances for the money to be recovered are close to none.
This is why, whenever receiving such an email, one must ask himself/herself: why would anyone send out random email offering puppies for free.
Think about it! If you were a dog lover, would you give some expensive puppies to just anyone because they wrote you an email about how they loved animals?