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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 7:38 am, Mon Jul 14, 2014.

A Santa Fe man is out $1,950 after responding to an email advertising scam asking him to place Coca-Cola ads on his vehicle and drive around town.

The man said he received a check for $2,450 from the company in question and was told to keep $500 and send another check for $1,950 via Western Union to a Lana Nieve in Las Vegas, N.M. After sending the money, the victim was told by his bank that the $2,450 check was fraudulent.

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3 comments:

  • Michael Grimler posted at 5:34 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    shooter Posts: 188

    Similar to another scam in which someone from overseas asks a US resident to rent a room from them for a short time during a visit.

    They agree on a price, then the renter sends an official-looking check for way more than the agreed-upon price. The person renting the room out notifies the renter, the renter says that was an error but tells the homeowner to go ahead and deposit the whole check anyway, and wire him back the overage.

    You can figure out the rest.

     
  • Peter Neal posted at 8:24 am on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 286

    $500.00 a week just to drive around in your car covered in decals? Sounds to good to be true because it is. A little common sense is in order here....

     
  • New Mexican posted at 7:48 am on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    New Mexican Posts: 11

    It is very hard to scam a person who is honest and not greedy. But there are plenty of folks willing to take the bait.

     

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