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Nigerian scams

Date: January 14, 2007

A Hortonville woman who thought she was helping out a friend she met on the Internet says she's out thousands of dollars.

The woman, who didn't want to be identified, says a man she befriended on the Internet asked her last month to cash his money order paychecks because the banks in Nigeria where he was working would not.

She cashed two batches of money orders and wired him the money. When she went to cash the third batch, she found out the money orders were counterfeit and that she would be responsible for paying back the bank.
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