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Weston man out $2K in Craigslist boat scam

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By WSAW Staff | Posted: Fri 1:04 PM, May 12, 2017 | Updated: Fri 1:17 PM, May 12, 2017

WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) — A Weston man has lost $2,000 after falling victim to a Craigslist scam.

According to the Everest Metro Police Department log, the victim reported purchasing $2,000 worth of Green Dot prepaid money cards in exchange for a boat. The incident occurred May 10.

The victim told police the boat was in Omaha, Nebraska. The card numbers were provided to the seller by phone.

The Wisconsin Department of Consumer Trade and Protection…

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