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Hartland man is the victim of a Craigslist scam

HARTLAND – A Checkered Tavern Road man said he tried to buy a vehicle on Craigslist, but instead found himself the victim of a scam.

The victim told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday that a Utah man had posted a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado for sale and told him he would have to pay $4,000 through Apple Pay to have the vehicle shipped to New York.

The Hartland man said he bought $2,500 worth of iTunes gift cards and sent the payment through Apple Pay on March 1, then sent an additional $1,500 on March 3. He said since making the payments he has been unable to make contact with the seller and has no information about the seller.

Deputies advised the victim to contact Apple Pay to track the payment.