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Lincoln man falls victim to online roommate scam

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News 

On June 11, 2018, a 33-year-old man told police he was victim of an online roommate scam, police said. 

The victim told police he placed an ad on Craiglist looking for a roommate. He got a reply from a woman in India. 

The woman in India told him she wanted to move in and sent him a check for $2,960, police said. The woman told him to deposit the check and to send a MoneyGram back to India because she sent him too much. 

She also asked him to send an iTunes gift card. The victim lost $2,810 before realizing it was a scam. 

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