The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

March 4, 2014

Woman scammed in online loan deal

By Herald staff

SHARON — A Sharon woman lost money in an online scam after trying to negotiate a $1,500 loan through a website.

After making initial contact on the Internet, the woman said she was called at home. A man told her  “American Net Bank” required collateral through a “Green Dot” wire transfer of $150, which the woman funded, police said.

The victim also funded a second transfer for $310 after being called on the phone for additional collateral by a woman who assured her the loan amount would be wired to her bank account but it was not, police said.

The telephone information indicates the scam is being operated from outside Pennsylvania, police said.