A Millersville Borough resident fell for an online scam, paying $2,000 for a used SUV owned by an Army National Guard member in Utah and getting nothing, borough police said.
The victim, who lives in the 100 block of Manor Avenue, responded to a Craigslist ad for a 2002 Ford Explorer.
He exchanged emails with the seller and was told to purchase $2,000 in Green Dot Moneypak cards and give the seller the cards' redemption codes.
The Kelley Blue Book value for a 2002 Ford Explorer is close to $4,000.
The victim was told he was making the payment through an Ebay Motors escrow account, which would hold the money until the vehicle was delivered. The victim received an official-looking receipt marked "Ebay Motors."
The victim provided the codes on May 14 and then heard nothing. He called Ebay and was told it's a common scam and Ebay does not provide any such service.