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Xmas Internet scam

Date: December 21, 2006
By: Jeff Ferrell

A 'con man' used the generosity of an Ark-La-Tex family to steal three thousand dollars from them just days before Christmas.

The Ray family owns a dog kennel in Minden. A man calling himself a father contacted them, trying to buy a dog for his sonand have it rushed to New York by Christmas Day. The family got two checks in the mail totalling 3-thousand dollars. The 'father' told them to keep 500-dollars for the dog and send the rest back to him as fast as possible. They did, only to find out the checks were bad. Now they owe the bank 3-thousand dollars.
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