Man Out $3,400 From Fake Ad

Inside the police reports: Man told police he answered an ad for a motor home advertised on Craig's List.

A man on the Gwinnett County side of unincorporated Stone Mountain told police that he is out $3,400 after answering an ad for a motor home that he never got.

The victim, who is in his mid-50s, reported the incident on July 5 to police. He said he answered a Craig's List ad for the sale of a motor home, e-mailed the seller, then wired the money -- which he said was to go through Amazon.com. The funds were to get to a person having a Bank of America account in Miami.

The victim told police he never received the motor home. He also found out that Amazon had no record of the sale or the item.

Shryn Franklin July 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Sending S3400 to someone off of Craigslist for something you've never physically seen who lives out of state?? Really? Never seen that coming. SMH
Leslie Johnson July 10, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I agree, that's a lot of money to send without a lot of facts/details. Thanks for your comment Shryn.


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