A Facebook-related scam was reported to the Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Department, recently.
On April 6 at 4:29 p.m., a rural Windom man told authorities he tried to purchase an item through Facebook. It appears the matter did not turn out well for the reporting party.
The man told deputies that the seller had requested $150 and that money was sent, but then seller requested more money. At that point, the man sought a refund, but the seller refused. The money was sent through Venmo and $150 was lost.
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Local law enforcement is concerned about the impact of scams on area residents, particularly the elderly.
Consequently, this newspaper works with local police and sheriff’s departments to keep residents updated on common schemes. Scam Alerts will appear in future editions as often as possible in the coming weeks.
Readers can also find online scam updates Thursdays at windomnews.com.
If you have been the target of a scam, your first contact should be local authorities. Also, feel free to contact us with details (we can keep your name confidential).
Send your story to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 507-831-3455. By sharing, you could prevent someone from being scammed.