Canine Identity Threat
You think only human identites can be pilfered? Think again. Check out this report of canine identity theft by a puppy miller.
Thanks to the K9 Magazine Blog for this post.
Canine Identity Theft - It Really Can Happen
A champion Poodle has become a rather unlikely victim of identity theft. The dog, named Blue has had his vital pedigree information pilfered from a website by a fraudster who is now using the impressive stats and figures to hike up the price of his own dogs.
The con man was only caught on when he tried to claim that the pedigree Poodle, who's pedigree name is Afonwen Welch Fusilier, had had a litter of puppies. The only problem being that the dog is male.
The genuine puppies can be valued up to 1,000, but the ones being passed off by the fraudster were not guaranteed to be from good healthy stock. The con man, who had also stolen the address of a Glasgow graveyard to avoid detection, was only caught out when a vigilant dog buyer sensed something was wrong.