Man falls victim to scam while searching for a roomate

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Lincoln Police said a 33-year-old man fell victim to a scam when he was looking for a roommate online.

According to LPD, the victim placed an ad on Craigslist looking for a roommate, and received a reply from a woman in India.

The woman sent the victim a check for $2,960. The woman asked the victim to deposit the check and to send a MoneyGram back to India.

The scammer also asked the victim to include an iTunes gift card.

The victim suffered a total loss of $2,810 before realizing it was a scam.