A disturbing new trend has developed on various websites – with women offering to sell positive pregnancy tests.
People are actually selling their pregnancy tests online, according to numerous postings on Craigslist.
The posts began to appear this past May, and have grown in frequency during the course of the summer.
Demand has reportedly been big for those who are selling the tests, according to the Daily Dot, an online newspaper that covers Internet topics
Check out this craigslist ad from, Buffalo, New York: "positive pregnancy Test, $25."
The poster goes on to say, "I don't care what you use it for … not my business."
A posting from Charlotte, NC, says that a positive test could be used for several things.
"Time to get Mr. Right to pop the question? Wondering if he really loves you? Want to scare the … out of your "bulletproof" teen?" asks the ad, which is selling the test for $25.
Another similar post out of New Jersey, says "want to get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on Mom or Dad?
There's civil liability and there could be criminal liability as well.
KPIX 5 Legal Analyst, Paul Henderson, says the sellers of positive pregnancy tests probably aren't going to jail. Unless someone used their tests in a fraud or blackmail and they knew about it.
"That person that's selling the test - if they are participating as part of that scam - then they would be liable as well," Henderson said.
Someone in Fremont in the Bay Area is even selling her urine for $30 dollars. Just bring your own test.
"Use it as a prank or whatever floats your boat."
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