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Brookings woman loses $3,400 to scammer

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013

BROOKINGS Were getting used to stories about older citizens getting taken by scammers promising lottery jackpots.

But it isnt always the elderly who fall prey sometimes younger people learn financial lessons the hard way.

That was the case in Brookings this week when a woman looking for a roommate was conned out of approximately $3,400 in a Craigslist scam.

Lt. Derrick Powers said the woman reported the swindle Wednesday, but the police detective also noted its unlikely she will ever recover any of her funds.

For the complete article see the 05-16-2013 issue.

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