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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.

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Joe Hainthaler is a Lancaster Newspapers staff writer who covers county government and addresses community problems in the Lancaster Watchdog column in the Sunday News. He can be reached at jhainthaler@lnpnews.com or (717) 481-6132. You can also follow@JoeHainthalerLC on Twitter.