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Quesnel RCMP advise people to be aware of several Internet scams on the Internet. One involves giving away puppies in which responders are asked to pay only the transport charges. "The respondents were then sent an e-mail from petravelservices@aol.

Quesnel RCMP advise people to be aware of several Internet scams on the Internet.

One involves giving away puppies in which responders are asked to pay only the transport charges.

"The respondents were then sent an e-mail from petravelservices@aol.com or pettravelcargoltd@in.com about the shipping and expenses," said RCMP Cst. Jenny Collins.

Then the respondent was informed that the puppy was stuck in customs and $600 must be sent to receive the dog. The e-mail sites are scam sites implicated in a puppy fraud out of Cameroon. Collins said a second scam comes from the e-mail of mattpennington1@googlemail.com in which Pennington claims to be the solicitor of an estate of a deceased client. He asks the receiver of the e-mail to assist with the delivery of the estate proceeds for a 40-per-cent cut of the profits.

Collins advises readers that, since scam artists are "all over the Internet", to do their homework on sellers before sending money to anyone. RCMP file number is 2010-1374.