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Forsyth County woman victim of vacation scam

by Staff Reports

April 01, 2013

FORYSTH COUNTY, Ga. — A woman looking forward to a Florida vacation is now out $1,040, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's report.

A woman in the 1000 block of Velvet Court told deputies she had been in contact by text messages and email with a man to make arrangements to rent a home in Palm Coast, Fla.

The man instructed her to deposit $1,040 into a Chase Bank account to reserve the home.

The victim deposited the money on March 18. On March 25, the man quit responding to the victim and there was no reservation in her name at the vacation home.