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.