The infamous "Nigerian 419" scam has been around for quite some time now. Having evolved since its original premise, the latest version of the scam preys upon dog lovers by goading them into paying exorbitant amounts of money to adopt nonexistent puppies from afar. In contrast to the original version of the scam, which appealed to people's greed, this latest version is unique in that it preys on the charitable -- people with big hearts that are looking to help out a few poor puppies. Whereas some may have held victims partly culpable in scams where the victims were looking to cash in on a large windfall, in the case of the puppies, it's hard to find fault in these scammed good Samaritans.
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