Lincoln man conned out of $1,280 in Craigslist scam

Published: Mar. 29, 2018 at 3:56 PM CDT
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A 19-year-old Lincoln man was scammed out of more than $1,000 after attempting to sell his vehicle to a man in Texas.

Lincoln Police said the 19-year-old victim placed his vehicle for sale on Craigslist for $700. Shortly after, he received a check from a man claiming he was from Katy, Texas.

The suspect sent the victim a check for $1,980.50 and asked the victim to send a check back for the overpayment. The victim obliged, but soon learned the check sent by the suspect was fraudulent.

Police are still investigating the incident.