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County woman loses $4,000 in shopping scam

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 26th, 2012

BROOKINGS – While South Dakotans were out doing their Christmas shopping, so were the scammers of the world, and they found a target in Brookings County, according to Sgt. Jon Pike.

A rural Brookings woman is out nearly $4,000 this week, Pike said, after she became a victim of a secret shopper scam.

The woman told the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office Friday that she was apparently the victim of an Internet scam. She had signed up on a secret shopper website and subsequently received a check for nearly $4,000, presumably to make store purchases.

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