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Would you really want a discount monkey, anyway?

MONKEY FRAUD: A Battle Creek woman, 25, lost about $350 trying to buy a monkey from the central African country of Cameroon. The woman contacted police about 3:59 p.m. Tuesday and said she and her roommate were looking for a pet and decided on a monkey. They began looking and found a website and was sent pictures and information about monkeys. She was told the monkey would cost $350 but she could have it for $50. She sent the money but no monkey arrived. She had more contact and sent first $200 and then $100 but still had no monkey and the contact wanted more money for a cage, license and shots. Police are still trying to gather contact information but told the woman the incident is likely a scam and she probably won’t get her money or her monkey.