Mom discovers son's photo used in scam

August 4, 2009 9:25:02 AM PDT
A mother in suburban Boston got a very unwelcome surprise when she found out someone had been using a photo of her son to run an adoption scam.

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A stranger e-mailed Jenni Brennan last week to warn her that a scammer had lifted a picture of seven-month-old Jake from her family's blog.

Jenni then found the fake adoption ad on Craigslist and asked for a photo -- just to see what would happen.

"The picture he sends you is a picture of Jake. It was horrifying. I never would have thought in a million years that I would have the emotional reaction that I did," said Jenni.

Jenni says she has no reason to believe Jake was ever in any danger, but she does feel violated. Jenni has now restricted access to her blog as police investigate.

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