Men Try To Scam Local Car Dealers

9 years 3 months 1 week ago Thursday, December 23 2010 Dec 23, 2010 Thursday, December 23, 2010 6:41:34 PM CST December 23, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - Columbia Police said Thursday they are warning car dealers and private sellers of an E-Trade scam circling the area. Police said two men entered two different car dealerships in Columbia Tuesday claiming to have more than $200,000 in E-Trade checks. Police said the men left the businesses after workers became suspicious of their documentation.

The men tried to buy what police officers describe as a fairly expensive truck and a Mercedes. CPD said no crime was committed, but they hope by warning car dealers they can stop the fraud from happening.

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