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Romford teen conned out of £100 after ordering pet monkey over internet

PUBLISHED: 14:45 15 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:03 15 November 2012

Police are investigating

Police are investigating

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A 16-year-old boy from Romford was conned out of £100 after trying to buy a monkey over the internet.

The teen, of Walton Road, believed he was paying the money to an address in the Central African country of Cameroon as a deposit for the primate.

But when he was sent a request for a further £200 as payment for shipping, he refused to pay and contacted the seller – who wouldn’t refund the deposit.

Police are investigating an allegation of fraud by false representation.

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