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Positive pregnancy tests for sale as 'pay back'

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Pregnant woman across the country are taking to social media as the latest online trend, selling their positive pregnancy tests - and other women are actually buying them.

The positive pregnancy tests are then typically being used to "get back" at a loved one, or likely a former loved one. And the average going rate for a positive pregnancy test on Craigslist is just 20 dollars. 

"Anybody can sell anything, and have a worldwide market if they're interested," said clinical psychologist Dr. Rudy Nydegger. "The person selling the fake test doesn't particularly care what the motive is of the person giving them the money."

The other reason people are buying the positive pregnancy tests is to bait a person into marriage.

Dr. Nydegger, a practicing clinical psychologist for 40 years, says using a lie as the foundation of marriage isn't a good idea, nor is using someone else's test as revenge.

"A relationship built on a foundation of lies, probably doesn't have a real good chance of surviving in the long run," he said.

He also warns about the risk of connecting with people interested in buying a positive test .

"It's also very likely that you're going to be attracting some people that are less desirable to begin with," said Nydegger.

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