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Buffalo man bilked out of $2,000 in bid to purchase vehicle online

A West Avenue man was bilked of $2,000 in Amazon gift cards while attempting to purchase a vehicle online, Buffalo police said.

The man told police that in January he purchased four Amazon gift cards each worth $500 to buy the vehicle online from a private seller. The man provided the cards' respective claim codes to the online seller on Jan. 17. On Sunday, when the suspect did not deliver the vehicle or refund the gift cards, the victim reported the incident to police.

He told police the suspect will not not answer his phone calls or emails.

Police classified the crime as a grand larceny.




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