VENETA, Ore. — A Veneta woman thought she was getting a great deal on a birthday present for her kids. Instead, she got scammed.
The mom saw the posting on Craigslist for a brand-new play structure. When she contacted the vendor, he told her to pay with a prepaid card. So she picked one up and used it to buy the set. The $400 playground never came.
“What’s most disappointing is this is my children’s birthday gifts. So now we have to come up with that money to buy them another play structure. So I just really hope that since I probably won’t get my money back, I hope this will help keep other people from having the same thing happen,” said Holly Lang.
The mom says she called the Better Business Bureau and found out the company is a known scam.