College Student Sells Positive Pregnancy Tests to Pay for College

College Student Sells Positive Pregnancy Tests to Pay for College
Susan Dutca-Lovell

College can be expensive, and while some may rely on scholarships, grants, loans or their parents to foot the bill, one Jacksonville woman got creative and sold her urine and positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist for a little extra cash.

Why would anyone ever purchase positive pregnancy tests or urine? The three-months pregnant woman, who chose to remain anonymous, didn't really care for what reason her buyers wanted them. In her now-removed post, she stated that it was an "absolutely no questions asked type of deal." She "didn't care at all" whether they were to be used "for your own amusement such as a prank or to blackmail the ceo [sic] of where ever who you are having an affair with." And she was strictly business, too. She promised not to overcharge for the $25 urine test but also wouldn't tolerate being "low balled either," and to not contact her if "you are going to be cheap and difficult."

WJAX/WFOX investigated this further, although "it's not illegal to sell urine." According to Action News Law and Safety expert Dale Carson, these deals are the ""kind of thing that make legislators go 'we need to pass a law that says you can't do this," since the buyers could be committing fraud. The undercover intern purchased a pregnancy test and met with the woman in a bathroom, where she produced and handed over a positive test. At this time, the woman claimed that she learned of this opportunity after "looking online for a job she could do while she was pregnant." She stated that she "saw from other women and their experiences that it's very easy" to earn up to $200 a day while "working on a bachelor's degree."

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