Thursday, May 25, 2017
Bogus ‘movie money’ scam prompts police warning
WASHINGTON — At first glance, the $100 bills looked real. By the third glance, they were clearly worthless.
A Maryland college student has learned an expensive lesson about the ease in which criminals can scam unsuspecting victims using fake “movie money,” which is used in motion picture shoots.
Hannah Buehrle, of Frederick, told NBC Washington she wanted to sell her iPhone 6 to help pay for a Memorial Day weekend trip to the beach.
On May 15, she advertised the phone on the Letgo app.
A man who identified himself as Xavier agreed to buy the phone for $450.
According to Montgomery County Police, Xavier told the victim he only had five $100 bills, and would give her the $500 if she would give him $50 in return.
at 5/25/2017 10:30:00 PM