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Scam Artists Flip Dogs Instead of Houses

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo, - According to a report, scam artists have found a new way to make a quick buck: dog flipping. It works like this: scammers either steal, adopt or are given pets for free, after which they turn around and sell the animals online for a quick profit.  

One former dog owner believes that her American Terrier Pit bull was "flipped," after she gave it away on Craigslist only to discover that about an hour later there was an ad selling the same dog for $50. 

A spokesperson for the National Mill Dog Rescue is alarmed by the new trend: "Flip a house, flip a car but not something that's living, breathing and has feelings." 

Strangely enough, that same spokesperson was flipped to another dog rescue facility in Chattanooga. 

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