Jeffco Sheriff Dept. warns of online puppy scam

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is warning of an online puppy scam that could lead to identify theft.
An ad was placed online promising a free Yorkie puppy, but once the consumer made contact the seller demanded 250 bucks for shipping and handling. Investigators say it was a scam.

Deputies say things to look out for online scams include grammatical and spelling errors in the posting, requests to wire money and lack of contact information for the seller.