Sellers Of Positive Pregnancy Tests Online: We Don't Care What You Use Them For
Positive pregnancy tests promising to get your boyfriend to pop the question are being sold over the Internet.
A mother in Dallas, who did not want to be identified, told CBS New York that she sells the tests to women who want to trap a man.
“She wanted to trick him into thinking she was pregnant, so he would drop everything so I gave her two tests,” the woman said.
A seller on Craigslist in Buffalo, N.Y., promised not to judge buyers.
“Ever since I became pregnant, I have been asked numerous times for a positive test, so I decided to start charging for it! I will test the same day you want to pick it up! I don’t care what you use it for, not my business!” she wrote.
“I am pregnant and will sell you a positive pregnancy test,” said an ad posted to the New Jersey Craigslist last year. “These will be taken right before you’re ready to pick them up. Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on mom, dad or one of your friends? I really don’t care what you use it for.”
"I am pregnant and will sell you my positive pregnancy test for $20," wrote another seller in NYC. "I don't care what you need them for."
The tests are being sold for as much as $40 a piece.
“Ninety-five percent of the girls just want to lie to get a man,” the Dallas seller said, adding, “One girl said she just wanted to play a trick on her mom.”
An anonymous buyer in Dallas told The Guardian in January that she bought a test to confront her cheating husband.
"He texted and said he isn't sure who he wants to be with and I think I handled it well for what a cheating, lying dog he is,” she said. “I would like the last laugh out of this. I will give some girl $40 [for a positive test]."
Authorities warn that what the tests are used for could amount to blackmail.
“For example, if a married man is having an affair and he tried to break it off with the girl, and she became upset and decided to present this fake pregnancy test and demand money, otherwise she would tell the spouse. That would be a level of blackmail,” Officer Gary Mason, of Overland Park, Kan., told CBS affiliate KCTV-TV.
“It’s a neat, marketable skill – it’s kind of unique. You’re only going to do it so many times in your life,” the Dallas seller said.