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Ferret Fraud

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A vendor at Buenos Aires' largest bazaar has recently been selling knockoff “toy poodles” — actually artistically groomed ferrets raised on steroids. A news item from June 2012 suggested the report might be an “urban legend,” but a Buenos Aires TV investigation exposed the scam in March, revealing two victims, one of whom paid about $150 for his “pure-bred.” 

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