Customers were tricked into buying ferrets that looked like poodles (Picture: YouTube)
The next time you buy a cute poodle make sure you check that it isn’t a ferret filled with steroids, like some that sold in Argentina last year.
A couple of dog lovers thought they were getting adorable toy poodles but instead found they had been sold drug-enhanced ferrets.
Surprisingly the tricked owners did not immediately notice they had not received what they ordered, with one man from Catamarca only finding out he had a ferret after taking his pet to see the vet. Another woman, who also shopped at La Salada market, was led to believe she was purchasing a Chihuahua but this was just a con.
As you might expect, several social network users were low on sympathy for those who had been tricked.
Martin Pollins is a Chartered Accountant and MBA with wide experience in corporate finance and business management. He has served on the boards of several companies, including those listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM and OFEX. He is Chairman and Founder of OneSmartPlace and was a Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales from 1988 to 1996. He was managing partner of PRB Martin Pollins, based in Sussex, the first Accountancy firm to advertise on British television.He went on to create and launch the CharterGroup Partnership (the UK’s first Accountancy network) and then LawGroup UK (at the time, one of the largest networks of lawyers in the UK). In recent years, he helped to raise several £millions to fund British films such as The Da Vinci Code, Bridge of San Luis Rey, Head in the Clouds and Merchant of Venice with actors such as Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham. Kathy Bates, Gabriel Byrne, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou, Penélope Cruz, Steven Berkoff, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes and many more.
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