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Charleston, WV -

It's a startling scam. Pregnant women across the country are creating Craigslist advertisements to sell positive pregnancy tests. And the trend has made it's way to our area.

Criminal, crocked or comical? Women are buying and selling positive pregnancy tests online.

From across the nation we found ads that read, "trying to prank your mom, or even keep your boyfriend from leaving?Selling positive pregnancy test, no questions asked!" And a phone number is listed.

Some of them don't even list a reason, 59News saw an ad that read "I don't care what you use it for."

59News Reporter Lauren Hensley searched for an ad in our area. Our news crews found one in listed out of Charleston that said, "I can supply any number of positive pregnancy tests. $25.."

59News reporter Lauren Hensley responded to the ad and agreed to meet the seller in a parking lot. Inside the car there were two friends. 59News reporter Lauren Hensley identified herself to the women and asked if they would share their story. 

The expectant mother agreed and said, "basically we are poor and need money. There's such a finical downslide in the economy that were are so low on money and they've raised the prices on all of the bills so we have nothing to spend on the baby."

59News is not releasing the identity of the young mother.  She told our news crews she found out the value of the two pink lines by reading an article online.  The 20-year-old woman is married and her husband is helping with the financial responsibility. Together they decided the money was worth handing over the positive test.

"We were actually really worried that it would go to some terrible cause. The baby is more important than our feelings on the subject," the woman said.  The baby is due later this winter.