It's a new type of scam. The FBI is aware of it, but can't do anything because the thieves are in Nigeria.
Before you head Online to sell a car beware, you could lose thousands of dollars.
So far, at least two Colorado Springs families are victims of a scam.
This is how it works.
Each family posted their used car online, and got an email saying, someone in Africa wanted to buy it.
Then a check comes for more than the agreed price.
The plan is for the seller to send the balance back to the buyer, or to a third party, that would ship the car.
The Better Business Bureau has a couple of tips to make sure you don't become a scam victim:
You can log onto www.bbb.gov for more information.
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