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OfferUp Scam

Posted on 8th November 2017 at 08:54

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is out with an alert on Facebook, warning citizens about a scam coming from the “OfferUp” sales site. A woman called the Sheriff’s Office recently, saying that she had put some furniture up for sale on the OfferUp site. A man said that he wanted to buy the furniture, but he was out of town. The man sent a check that was five times over what woman asked; when the woman told the man he had sent too much money, he told her to send to overage back to him via personal check. The woman went to her bank first, where they confirmed that the man’s check was bogus. The woman is not out any money, and the Sheriff’s Office is sharing this story for information, to keep people informed about these scams.