Columbia County woman raising awareness about a local scam making its rounds on Facebook

 Columbia County woman raising awareness about a local scam making its rounds on Facebook

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF)- Kimico Wright, an army veteran, fell victim to a Facebook scam when trying to buy a Yorkie that she would use as a service dog. She’s still on the search for a pet, but now she’s out of 500 dollars.

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“I would tell her I’m sending the money and she was like are you sending me the money, send me the screen shot, send me the money now; and I’m just like why is she so urgent?” said Kimico Wright.

That was just moments after Kimico Wright sent 500 dollars through the CashApp for a Yorkie that was posted for sale on Facebook.

“My daughter happens to know a girl, that she use to work with, who had posted that she was selling puppies,” said Wright.

Wright’s daughter told her to reach out to the seller, and she thought since she worked with her she could be trusted.

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