2 individuals out a whole lot in eBay, Amazon scams

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) -The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Division says two individuals are out a whole lot of {dollars} because of two separate scams.

Investigators state the primary sufferer discovered what he thought was a John Deere Gator on the market on eBay and commenced corresponding with the vendor who informed the sufferer she was in Wyoming. The UTV, which usually sells for $7,000 was provided at $2,000 as the vendor defined she wished to promote the Gator earlier than being deployed.

The person was instructed to ship the cost by present playing cards in $500 increments. The sufferer was in a position to contact eBay they usually have been in a position to refund $300 of the funds earlier than it was collected, the person misplaced $1,700.

The second sufferer acquired a telephone name saying somebody had positioned an order utilizing her info on Amazon. The caller provided to trace the order in an try to seek out the “thief’ however insisted the lady present them with a $500 present card. The lady went to a field retailer and put $500 on a present card and referred to as the scammer again with the numbers. The scammers informed her the present card was faulty and instructed her to go to a different field retailer for one more $500 present card, which she did. When the lady realized she was the sufferer of a rip-off she had incurred a lack of $1,000.

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