Local couple lose $1,900 in online scam

An Amity area couple lost $1,900 in a scam that has been reported at least twice in Johnson County.

The couple bought a four-wheeler off an online auction site this month. The seller told them to buy PayPal cash cards to pay for the four-wheeler, according to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

They entered the card numbers onto an online form and received a message from the seller that the four-wheeler would be shipped, the report said.

But this week, the couple learned of another Johnson County man who had been scammed out of about $2,000 in a similar incident, which had been reported to the sheriff’s office.

The couple are working with the website to try to get their money back, the report said.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.