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Airport Scam Dupes Pet Buyers

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Another Criminal by Alex E. Proimos
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Patricia Mills, 39, of Western North Carolina was just hoping to get two English bulldog puppies for her daughters, but she was duped in an airport scam that unsuspecting gift-giving families are being drawn into during the holidays. Mills said she saved up for a year to buy a dog for each of her two daughters, 15 and 9. She found an ad in late November, and communicated with the seller directly on email. The seller had a local listing in Craigslist but said she had to move to New York for a work assignment and wanted to leave them with “a loving and caring home. ” Read more: Top 5 Holiday Scams from Better Business Bureau Mills said the “official-looking emails” vetted her with questions to screen whether she would be an ideal pet owner.

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People:

Patricia Mills

Overall Sentiment: 0.0132251

Relevance: 0.839345

Sentiment Quote
0 Mills said the “official-looking emails” …
0 “They had logos and I got a chip number and a veterinarian check,” she said, …
0.24931 “If you’re a normal rational human being, it sounds decent,” Mills said. …
0.223653 “If you’re a normal rational human being, it sounds decent,” Mills said. “It’s a live animal.”
-0.105506 Mills said the seller, who was previously cordial in emails, “became extremely hostile.”
0 “She said, ‘You need to send us $400′,” Mills told …
0 “I’m thinking to myself, whoa, no,” Mills said. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 7
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.367457
  • Mean: 0.052493857142857
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Warren Jones

Overall Sentiment: -0.335674

Relevance: 0.299166

Sentiment Quote
0 “It always picks up during the holidays,” he said. …
0.0838986 “It always picks up during the holidays,” he said. “People want to buy dogs during Christmas.”
0 “When people see the Atlanta airport logo, they think it’s for real,” he said. …
0.0842787 “When people see the Atlanta airport logo, they think it’s for real,” he said. “Unfortunately the scammers out there have become very astute and try to make it as real and believable as possible.”
0 “You shut one down, and one pops up,” he said. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 5
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.1681773
  • Mean: 0.03363546
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731
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Maj. Bryan Anderson

Overall Sentiment: -0.0295947

Relevance: 0.243395

Sentiment Quote
-0.0467981 “All it is is a scam to get you to send more money,” Anderson said. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0467981
  • Mean: -0.0467981
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Jones

Overall Sentiment: -0.162882

Relevance: 0.21506

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  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

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  • airline
  • Atlanta
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • pet
  • puppy
  • scam

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Patricia Mills, 39, of Western North Carolina was just hoping to get two English bulldog puppies for her daughters, but she was duped in an airport scam that unsuspecting gift-giving families are being drawn into during the holidays. Mills said she saved up for a…

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