Twins for $12 is Likely a Scam

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, May 21, 2010  |  Updated 9:18 PM CDT
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Twins for $12 is Likely a Scam

wisecounty.com

An ad placed on a North Texas website asked for a family to adopt Infant twins.

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To the surprise of not many people, an ad offering a set of twins for only $12 is more than likely a hoax.

The ad, published on WiseCounty.com last week, has been removed from the site, but originally offered the twins to a good, loving home.  The poster identified herself only as the disabled mother of the twins.

"We're relatively certain that it's some kind of scam," said Sgt. Johnny Britton, with the Wise County Sheriff's Department.

Britton added that investigators were still looking into case, though they hadn't had much luck in tracking down who placed the ad, the daily newspaper in Dallas reported.

"It's literally going through dozens of IP addresses," Britton told the Dallas paper. "It just keeps bouncing around. Somebody knows how to hide their true identity."

The original ad is copied below:

"Please, I need someone with best intentions to adopt/give my babies a good family, home/lifestyle. The babies are in excellent health conditions with good weights, encouraging medical reports and are very playful. I'm healthy except of being physically disabled, a Christian by faith, not a smoker and hates alcohol. I gave birth to this twin at the appropriate time given at the hospital. Sincerely, I love the babies extremely much; the decision to give them up hasn't been that easy but its necessary, my intentions are base on get the babies nothing order than a very lovely home and family that I trust to be very determination to welcome, raise them with much love/ great concerned for their welfare, future etc that will be best for the babies. Please, I will be extremely happy to blessed any good person or couples with my babies only if he/or she stand with good intentions of offering the babies with best. I'm hopefully looking forward to read from you."

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