This is a really sad, sad subject. I can hardly believe that people do this to other people but, they do! Since my little dog Benny passed away nearly 3 weeks ago I have been missing him so much. Sure I know that I cannot replace him with another dog. I miss him dearly. So my husband and I have been talking about getting a puppy, maybe even two, so when we are not home they can keep each other company. We both started our search on the internet, calling the shelters, you name it, we have been doing it because we really want a puppy. We aren't being picky, we just want a puppy. So we have been hitting all the web-sites that advertise. We have been keeping our search in Michigan so if we do find a puppy we can go pick it up. I came across this advertisement, and I cannot for the life of me remember which site it was on because I have been on so many, but anyway this person was advertising, in Michigan, that they had 5 Cavalier King Charges Spaniel Puppies. They were being advertised for $250 dollars. (I should have known right there that something wasn't right....but I was excited because that is how badly I want to find a puppy). I emailed this person right away and within a half hour this person emails me back with all of these beautiful pictures of the most charming little puppies you would ever see. I mentioned in my email how we had lost our dog due to illness, etc.....just crying my heart out to this person. I explained that we lived in Michigan and would be more than happy to take 2 of the puppies. That we could come and get them. This person emails me back saying I would have to answer some questions first and that the puppies were $250 but they would be put on a plane and arrive at the nearest airport to my residence so the total cost for each puppy would be $350. I again should have stopped right there but again, I am desperate to find a puppy so I emailed them back and said "oh we can come and pick them up...." they replied that they had moved to PA and no longer lived in Michigan. They told me that as soon as I sent the money they would put them on a flight. I realized at this point that this was a total scam...and that there weren't any puppies most likely. I wrote them back and explained that I thought I was dealing with someone from Michigan and I told them that I thought the whole thing sounded a little fishy and asked what guarantee I would get to even really be sent the puppies. They didn't reply to that question. Instead they kept emailing me asking when I could send the money, this happen 3 different times. I believe they were playing on my emotions and how badly I wanted a puppy. I finally wrote and told them that I found a puppy and they have left me alone since. I guess the moral of this story is for me to get it out there that people are out for our hard earned money anyway they can get it. I am upset that these types of people get away with taking advantage of someone who is grief stricken with loss and isn't thinking clearly. If this story saves one person from making a mistake of doing this it was well worth my writing it. I feel that these people that do this should be arrested for trying to scam people out of their money and playing with their emotions like this. Here I sit, still looking for a puppy. If I would have not figured this out I would have probably sent that money thinking I would have a puppy to love. Why are these people let on these sites? Why don't these sites check out who is advertising on their web-sites? Is it just about money and they don't care who advertises? It is heart-breaking that there are people out there that actually get scammed. Now I am afraid to answer any advertisement in fear that I am putting myself out to be scammed. There is a need for laws against this and maybe these type of people will think twice before trying to scam others.