Craigslist Scam Costs Dobbs Ferry Resident Hundreds

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DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – A 47-year-old Dobbs Ferry man was scammed on Craigslist after applying for a job that involved running errands for someone who claimed to be out of the country, police said. 

Between Nov. 4 and Nov. 8, the Craigslist contact mailed a postal money order of $975 to the Dobbs Ferry man to deposit into his bank account, police said, and further instructions told the resident to keep $318 as payment for the errands while sending the rest to an address in the Philippines.

The Dobbs Ferry man had already sent the money to the Philippines by the time the Western Union bank informed him that the money order was fraudulent, leaving him responsible for the $657 that had already been sent to the Philippines, according to police.

Dobbs Ferry Police said they are continuing to look into the scammer’s identity but have found all names, addresses and phone numbers given to the resident as fraudulent. The case remains open and under investigation.

Car stolen: A 53-year-old Dobbs Ferry man reported his vehicle as stolen on Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. The  man said he parked his 2002 Ford Econoline van at the Ardsley Bus Company on Nov. 12. at 7 a.m. When he returned the following morning, it was missing. The case remains under investigation.

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