The news at Jacksonville reported several cases of puppy scams. As expected, most of the scammers involved in the scams are overseas, which makes tracking difficult.

“Sisneros contacted the seller who claimed he was a missionary in Africa
trying to find good homes for the puppies. He was selling them for $700
a puppy. Sisneros wired the money, but his puppy never arrived.”

The following are some good advice if you are buying or selling stuff from a stranger in another country, over the internet.
“If you’re buying use an Escrow Account or a Credit Card.
If you’re selling, don’t ship anything until the funds have cleared the bank.
If the buyer sends more than you’re asking, it is a scam.”