MPD: Woman tries to sell car on Craigslist, becomes victim of scam

Craigslist scam graphic by MGN.
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A Madison woman said she was scammed when she tried to sell her car on Craigslist on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Madison Police Department, the 21-year-old woman was selling her car for $700. She found an out-of-state buyer. He sent her a check for $2,220. It was to cover the car purchase plus other costs associated with hiring a driver to get the car from Madison to wherever the “buyer” was located. She was told to send $1,450 via a Walmart money transfer to the transport guy who was in Cleveland. The woman did that, and then she found out that the purchaser’s check was a fake.