- Associated Press - Sunday, March 19, 2017

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Police say a Mississippi woman wired $530 to Ohio to buy two Pomeranian puppies. She lost her money and never received her furry bundles of joy.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (https://bit.ly/2mX2RMO ) the woman found the puppy offer on Facebook and used Western Union to send the money to two people she had never met in Columbus, Ohio.

Greenwood Police Chief Ray Moore says the first payment for $260 was sent March 6 to a person named Jamara Marlin. The second payment of $270 was sent March 7 to a Sabastian Jordan. Both transfers were picked up.

Police suggested the woman seek legal advice for a possible civil suit against the scammers.

Moore calls it a “buyer beware” incident and says there’s little recourse for the victim.

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