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Local Woman Loses $160,000 Online


We told you about a number of online scams yesterday, with two victims losing money both times. 

A 3rd online victim has been reported this week. FDL Police were called Tuesday to the 800 Block of S. Park Ave. Police were told by the woman that called, that she had wired over $160,000 to a man she said was from Milwaukee. 

The man had initially had informed the woman that he would be sending her a check for $500,000. He did send the check, but it was fraudulent. The victim is working with her bank and local authorities in the attempt to recover the funds. 

Comments 3
Anonymous commented on 12-Feb-2020 04:29 PM3 out of 5 stars
Liz commented on 13-Feb-2020 11:09 AM3 out of 5 stars
omg. what stupidity. they deserve to be scammed.
Brit commented on 20-Feb-2020 03:28 AM3 out of 5 stars
why the F would you just randomly send someone money especially that amount thinking youll so double to triple the money back... just stupid!!!

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