Local man taken for $17,000 in scam

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office says a man fell victim to an old scam and it ended up costing him thousands of dollars.

Investigators say it was an advanced fee scam or a sweepstakes scam that took the man for about $17,000.

Here’s how it works and what to be on the lookout for.

Someone calls you and says you’ve won a large sum of money, in this case it was $2.5 million dollars.

Then they say you have to pay first in order to collect the money.

The victim gave his credit card and bank account information thinking the winning money would be deposited into his account but instead it was drained.

Officials say never give your account information out to anyone and if it sounds too good to be true, it is.

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