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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 15:08

Huron County Sheriff's Department investigates PayPal Internet Scam

(HURON COUNTY) -- The Huron County Sheriff's Department investigated an Internet scam involving the attempted sale of an automobile on eBay. The victim, a Pigeon area resident, was conned into sending nearly $2,000 via Western Union to an alleged transportation service for the vehicles' transportation expenses. That amount was going to be reimbursed at time of payment. The scam artist was going to pay for the vehicle through a PayPal account that was later found to be bogus. Once the money was sent through Western Union, the victim lost all contact with the suspect buyer and there was no way to trace the money. Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson warns residents to always be leery of entering into a sale transaction where you have to send or pay money to complete it. Fortunately, the victim in this case was not scammed out of the vehicle that is valued over $35,000.