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Facebook Seller Scammed by Buyer

(La Porte County, IN) - A La Porte area woman using social media to sell her computer got burned.


According to police, she put a laptop computer for sale on Facebook Marketplace, and a man agreed to pay $200 for it. The seller and buyer met at a gas station near Michigan City, and following the exchange, the buyer quickly left.


However, police said the seller, while holding the cash, felt something wasn't quite right with how the supposed paper currency felt. So she had a gas station clerk use a security marker on the bills, and the paper turned out to be counterfeit.


Police said officers searched for the man's profile on Facebook, but his account was no longer available. He was described as Hispanic, about six feet tall, and weighed 200 pounds.

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