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RV Buyers Victims of Neb. Online Sales Scam

December 21, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Online ads for expensive recreational vehicles and campers at bargain prices in Nebraska appear suspicious, according to a report by WOWT, Omaha.

A website posted photos and provided an address in Grand Island, Neb. But a Google map search and Grand Island police indicate there is only a vacant lot at the address listed on the website.

A California woman named Pam, who doesn’t want her last name used, believed there was a dealership and that her $20,000 down payment would lead to purchase of a motorhome. “On the website there were pictures of RVs with a sign in the background so absolutely I thought there was a big lot there,” she said.

Nebraska State Patrol Auto Fraud investigator Gene True said he couldn’t find any state license for Grand Island Truck and RV center. He said three buyers have filed reports that campers or motorhomes they purchased had not been delivered. True said one man drove to Grand Island from Oregon only to discover the dealership was not at the address on the website.

True said the victims have reported losses totaling almost $60,000, adding, “I’ve never heard of anybody getting their money back.”

A phone message still identifies the Grand Island truck and RV center. Messages have not been returned.

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