I was driving through town yesterday and saw a poster, about 3' by 5', with a photo of a cute little terrier border collie mix. In huge letters it advertised, "Reward, $2,500". I had to stop and back up to see if I had read that right. I had. They gave a name and phone number, and added "no questions asked". Now do not get me wrong, if one of mine were gone I would move heaven and earth to get them back, and probably be willing to pay any price. But advertising in this way seems to open the door to all kinds of criminal scams. Scenario 1: Bad guy calls the number, "I've got your dog" and gives the owners directions to wherever he chooses to meet them. He greets them knowing they have $2,500 cash, with a gun. Gone. Scenario 2: Bad guy reads the sign, and goes on a mission to steal a dog if that's what they are bringing these days. It seems to me I have seen more and more of these big rewards posted on Craigslist or on posters. I fear that they will lead to even more lost dogs. Has anyone else seen this going on? There are so many ways to look for a pet, but I can't think of any way to kindly tell these people they may be creating a bigger problem. Sorry, just kind of shook me up. My dogs don't go out without me, period!