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Pets Are Part of Your Family

Animals give us so much. Pets can help ease stress, decrease the risks of depression, and provide a consistent source of love and affection.

Nearly every morning that I go for my walk, I meet a new neighbor. Actually, if it wasn’t for the dog on a leash, I would probably just pass by with a quick “hello”. It’s the dog that looks at me and comes forward “smiling” and wagging his tail. I can’t help stopping and inviting him to come and sniff my hand.

This morning I met Calvin and his master Steve. Although they live only a …

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Pets, Romance and Secret Shoppers

Pets, Romance and Secret Shoppers

They’re each among the top ruses used by Internet scam artists in 2007, according to a comprehensive report on online crime issued by the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Here’s a rundown on how these scams generally work, along with other common frauds described in the report:

Pet Scams
– You see an online (or offline) ad selling a pet and send in your money, plus a little extra for delivery costs. But you never get the pet; the scam artist simply takes your money and runs.
– You’re selling a pet. You’re sent a check that’s actually more than

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