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Police: Woman Conned Trying to Buy Dog

Woman pays but doesn't receive pet and is asked for more money, police say.

An Upper Milford Township woman is hoping that -- like cats -- this dog story will have more than one life.

Katarzyna Slodkowska of 6302 Sweetwood Drive wanted to purchase a dog, according to . She was told May 28 by an unidentified person to send money via Western Union to a third party in order to complete the purchase.

After receiving the full amount, the person contacted Slodkowska on May 30 and said she would have to send more money to complete the transaction, police said. Slodkowska asked for her money back, but none was received. Police did not specify the amount paid or the additional figure requested.

Police are investigating the complaint as theft by deception and said their investigation is continuing.

Jayden June 01, 2012 at 01:39 PM
If anyone EVER asks for a Western Union payment, seriously, do NOT do it. They are never legit.
Catherine J. Martin June 01, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I agree with Jayden.!!
Sharon Robertson June 04, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Interesting to see this is now happening on the pet rescue/adoption sites, although not surprising these days. I too responded to an advertisement for a cat leaving my email address and cell. They called me, I asked for more information, and they emailed me 'their story' (daughter died, daughter's cat no longer in the area, with mom in another part of the country, but will deliver...for a fee via Western Union). At that time I knew it was a scam and responded 'not interested!' Pet lovers beware!
Mariella Savidge June 04, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Wow, Sharon, that's quite a story! How long ago did that happen?

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