Johnson Co. resident notices online ATV scam

By Christy Hendricks - bio | email

VIENNA, IL (KFVS) - The Johnson County Sheriff's Department warns people of an online scam concerning an ATV for sale.

A Johnson County resident, who was a retired law enforcement employee, listed an ATV on eBay for $12,000.  He was contacted by someone asking about the same ATV listed on a Georgia website for $2900.

The Georgia listing had the same pictures from the eBay post, but the man only posted the listing on eBay.

The man said he contacted the email on the Georgia post and the person told him the ATV was in New Jersey, but he was in vacation in England, but if he got the payment he would mail him the ATV when he returned, according to the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Department contacted the Georgia website and asked them to remove the fraudulent listing.

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