George, Iowa — Another scam has hit northwest Iowa — or perhaps has hit northwest Iowa again. A George area woman tells KIWA that she almost got bilked out of over $4000.
We talked to Lyon County Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep, and he tells us about the scam.
He says that the way she was told to get the money to the scammers is a red flag as well.
Vander Stoep says feel free to call law enforcement if you think something might be fraud or a scam. But, he says, unfortunately, helping you avoid the scam may be the only thing they can do. He says many scammers are not only out-of-state but may be operating from a foreign country, where it’s very difficult to prosecute those who run these scams.