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Woman in China horrified after man adopts her dog and threatens to butcher it if she won’t pay ransom

labrador duobao
  • Chen, a woman from Shenzhen in southern China, adopted out her 2-year-old dog, Duogao, to a man who later tried to extort 5,000 yuan (approximately $719) from her by threatening to kill the dog for its meat.
  • Chen did not pay the ransom. She decided to go to the man’s apartment, but there was no sign of the man or her dog.
  • She reported the incident to the police last week and was told that she was not the first victim of the man’s pet adoption scam.
  • The scammer reportedly admitted to selling Duobao to a dog peddler but denied extorting Chen.
  • The incident has sparked outrage on Chinese social media, with many netizens saying that the man has no conscience.

A woman in China had her dog adopted by a man who threatened to butcher it as a way to extort money from her.

Chen, a woman from Shenzhen in southern China, decided to have her dog adopted as she could not spend time with him. She reportedly posted an adoption notice on a second-hand trading platform, where she met the man who promised to care for him in his home in Huizhou city. 

Neopets hacker steals 69 million accounts and offers them online for Bitcoin

NEOPETS ACCOUNT SELLING
  • A hacker known as “TarTarX” has stolen 69 million Neopets accounts ransom in exchange for four Bitcoins worth approximately $86,339.
  • The company is currently working with law enforcement and conducting an investigation.
  • Neopets recommended that users immediately change the passwords of their accounts as well as those of other websites that may use the same password.

A major data breach compromised 69 million Neopets accounts, with the hacker offering to sell all of the users’ info and accounts for four Bitcoins worth approximately $86,339.

Neopets released an announcement on July 20 informing millions of users that their accounts may have been affected.