The old adage is, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”
That sentiment rings true especially for one local woman, who fell victim to fraud after helping a Nigerian man she met online cash checks.
Scottsbluff Police Captain Brian Wasson says the man sent three checks totaling $6,900 to Scottsbluff; where the woman cashed them, kept $500 she was promised, and sent the rest back overseas.
Several days later, the bank told her that there was no money in the accounts for the checks she cashed- leaving her on the hook for a major fraud scam.
Wasson explains more, and how people can prevent themselves from falling victim in KNEB.tv’s featured Crime of the Week segment: