Indiana Entrepreneur Loses $1,800 in Sophisticated Jewelry Sale Fraud

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Chesterton, IN – A sophisticated scam left a Chesterton-based jewelry business owner $1,800 out of pocket, the Chesterton Police Department reports. 

On Saturday, March 16, the entrepreneur agreed to sell five necklaces for a total of $332. However, she received a fraudulent check amounting to $2,132.77, under the guise of an overpayment mistake. 

Following the scammer’s instructions, she returned the excess via money orders, only to discover the original check was bogus. This incident has prompted an investigation by the CPD, highlighting the risks involved in online sales and transactions.

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