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Overseas scams hit home

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Harris said the scam occurs when the scam artist buys merchandise using stolen credit card numbers and ships it to the unsuspecting victims, who are used to re-ship the products overseas.

Harris said these scams are becoming more common and have now surfaced in the local community.

“They’re used in any of the online dating sites to develop relationships with people in the United Sates as a go-between to get stolen goods in the United States,” he said. “I don’t think either of the victims realized they were involved in something illegal when they contacted us.”

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