Lincoln Co. residents report two present card scams

LINCOLN CO., Wis. (WAOW) — Lincoln County officers report that two people turned the sufferer of separate present card scams final week. One from eBay, one mimicking Amazon.

A person within the city of Pine River was sufferer to an eBay rip-off. He reported that he discovered a John Deere Gator on sale for $2,000, when it often sells for $7,000. Upon correspondence, the vendor claimed she was in Wyoming and making an attempt to promote the Gator earlier than deployment.

The sufferer was instructed to ship funds for the merchandise by means of present playing cards in $500 increments. The sufferer was capable of contact eBay and get better $300, however nonetheless incurred a $1,700 loss.

An Irma ladies misplaced $1,000 after a scammer contacted her saying somebody positioned an order utilizing her data on Amazon. The scammer provided to trace the order however insisted on being supplied with a $500 present card.

The sufferer bought the present card and gave the scammer the cardboard data, however the scammer claimed the cardboard was faulty. She then bought one other present card.

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