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Lincoln woman out nearly $25K in new scam

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Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 10:20 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2021 at 10:57 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A Lincoln woman is out $24,600 after falling victim to a scam.

According to Lincoln Police, the 43-year-old victim received a text from someone claiming to have a package stuck in customs and she needed to pay $42,000 to get the package. The woman sent payments from June 8-July 18 via USPS totaling $24,600.

Police said she is still receiving text messages to give payments. The investigation continues.

For more information on frauds and how to prevent becoming a victim visit protectthegoodlife.nebraska.gov, a website through the Nebraska Attorney’s General’s office.

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