Brookings woman is victim of scam



5/16/13
by Perry Miller
 
A Brookings woman is the victim in a roommate scam.  The woman
had put a notice on Craigslist that she was looking for a roommate
for the summer.
 
She was contacted by someone who claimed she was coming to
SDSU to get her master's degree and was currently working in
Guam. The two eventually reached an agreement and the would-be
roomie sent the Brookings woman a $3000 check.
 
The scammer later requested that  $2000 be sent back to her via
wire transfer so she could ship her car to Brookings.  The 
Brookings woman complied and the scammer later asked for more 
money and a second transfer was made.  
 
The bank then contacted her with the news that the original check
was bogus.  After fees, the Brookings woman is now out about
$3400 dollars.
 
Brookings police Lt. Derrick Powers says you should never wire
money to someone you don't know.
 
 
 

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