MILTON, Ga. — Two Milton men’s identities were used by scammers in an attempt to purchase two cars online from Florida.

The first victim reported July 8 that he received an email from a Nissan dealership in DeLand, Florida, stating someone had attempted to buy a truck online using his identity. The dealer denied the purchase after running a credit check and noticing that some information he was given by the scammer did not align with the credit report. The dealership manager also said the suspect used a fake Georgia driver’s license and insurance card. 

On July 9, another Milton man reported a similar incident to police. 

The second man told police he was alerted by a credit monitoring service that his identity had been used for a car purchase in Tampa, Florida. The man contacted the dealership and spoke with a manager, who later confirmed the attempted purchase was a scam. 

In both instances, the person(s) using the stolen identities requested the cars to be shipped to an Atlanta address.

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