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Battle Creek woman loses in "monkey scam"

8:02 AM, Aug 21, 2013   |    comments
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(BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER)  A Battle Creek woman, 25, lost about $350 trying to buy a monkey from the central African country of Cameroon.

The woman contacted police about 3:59 p.m. Tuesday and said she and her roommate were looking for a pet and decided on a monkey. They began looking and found a website and was sent pictures and information about monkeys. She was told the monkey would cost $350 but she could have it for $50. She sent the money but no monkey arrived.

She had more contact and sent first $200 and then $100 but still had no monkey and the contact wanted more money for a cage, license and shots.

Police are still trying to gather contact information but told the woman the incident is likely a scam and she probably won't get her money or her monkey.

Battle Creek Enquirer

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