White Van Scam

By: Anna Smithson Email
By: Anna Smithson Email

The scam referred to as the white van scam took place as the senior filled up his tank with gas in Edmonson County. The young man was approached by two males in a white van wanting to sell him home audio speakers.

The salesmen claimed the speakers are worth $3,100 but in reality they didn't cost that much. Melvin Morrison's stepson agreed to purchase the speakers from them.

"I guess they finally agreed on a price and he paided $265 for two of these speakers," Morrison said.

Once the senior arrived home and told his step-father about what he thought was an amazing deal, his step-father was immediately alarmed.

"According to the articles on the Internet, I have actually read that they can damage your stereo if you connect them and use them or they won't even work out of the box," Morrison said.

These scammers have gone pretty far to make sure the client feels like they made a great purchase.

"The web address is stamped on the box so they can go there. It makes them feel like they have made a really good deal because there is an actual website that has all this information about them and says $3,100 hundred for these speakers. If you stop there you think you did well," Morrison said.

Morrison wants other people to be alarmed that these so called salesmen have been in the area and people need to beware of the scam so you don't end up their next victim.

"I would like for him to get his money back on them but that's pretty doubtful."

If you are ever unsure and think you have been a victim of a scam or want to report a one you should contact the Better Business Bureau and that number for the Bowling Green area is (270) 781-8445.

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