A man is out $65 and a ton of gas after driving all the way from Texas to meet a woman he met over social media, only to find out the whole setup was a scam.
Officer Angela Sands says the Texan told Lincoln police that a woman he met through social media app Hangouts, and had tried to convince him to buy an Amazon Gift Card for her.
“He grew concerned it might be a scam,” says Sands. “So he decided he was going to drive to Lincoln, Nebraska to see the women in person first.”
So, the man traveled roughly 530 miles from Stinnet Texas to a Lincoln address provided by the woman over the app.
“One he messaged her and said he was at the address, she said she would let him inside and she would agree to have sex with him only after he sent a picture of the Amazon gift card and the scratched off number so she could use it,” says Sands.
The victim followed through, but the address provided did not belong to the woman in question.
The women then proceeded to block the victim from contacting though the app once the gift card money had been transferred.