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Computer scam reported


On September 6, a report was called in about a resident having been scammed over the internet.

The victim had received an email from a friend requesting money to be sent Western Union to Spain. The email stated that the sender had been mugged and was stranded in Spain and needed money to return to the United States. The victim did ask several questions that this friend would know and received an appropriate response.

The victim tried to telephone this friend and did not get an answer. Later the victim received a return call and the friend stated that his computer had been hacked and the email had been sent to his entire address book.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Deputy Randy Mellinger at the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department or Crime Stoppers.