Central Texas woman scammed out of hundreds of dollars trying to buy PS5

 Central Texas woman scammed out of hundreds of dollars trying to buy PS5

WACO, Texas (KWTX) -A Central Texas woman thought she was walking away with a steal of a deal and is now left empty-handed.

Cassandra Hauser, of Waco, wanted to get her hands on a PlayStation 5 for her husband, and a scammer took advantage.

“There were some posts where people would take pictures of their PlayStation and say I just received mine from direct consoles and he’s legit,” Hauser said.

“He only charges slightly above retail.”

She reached out to the Twitter account thinking this was her chance and, after a short conversation, he asked for $550.

“He said he only accepts Zelle, Cash App, and Apple Pay and those are the three apps that don’t protect you from fraud,” Hauser said.

Anxious to get her husband a great gift, she asked to use Paypal but ended up paying on Zelle. It’s a red flag she says she shouldn’t have ignored.

“As soon as she received my money, he said that he would send me a confirmation email and…

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