Man scammed out of $70,000

 Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

Lincoln police say a local man lost upwards of $70,000 in an Internet scam.

Police say the report was filed Friday morning. They say a 72-year-old man was contacted via the Internet by somebody from the Benin Republic and told funds would be released to him if he wired money overseas. Police say it looks like the money went to an area in Nigeria.

The incident has been reported to the FBI.

Lincoln police say these scams are common. They’re advising the public to never believe individuals that tell you to send money to receive money.