|THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: 'I Want That' is back; Credit card scam|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:42|
‘I Want That’ is back at a brand new location
“I Want That” is back at a new location, bigger and better than ever.
Kim Libby-Ramage has been in the process of relocating her store the past few months and is now ready for business at 210 N. Tecumseh, formerly Veils Unlimited.
The popular store located in downtown Wauneta has long offered a wide array of new and quality used items as well as antiques and will continue to do so, with new arrivals coming in almost daily.
“I Want That” will reopen this Saturday, Oct. 1, with hours for that first day 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lemonade and snacks will be available for the reopening. The motto for Libby-Ramage’s store is “new-used-antique/buy-sell-trade” with something on hand for everyone.
State Patrol warns of credit card scam
The Nebraska State Patrol is urging citizens to be aware of a fraudulent scam targeting classified ads. Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol received a complaint from a man who ran a classified ad in his local paper recently.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the man was contacted by a person calling from an out-of-state number. The person calling indicated the credit card used by the man to pay for the classified ad did not go through and he needed to provide the numbers again.
The man complied with the request. A short time later the scammer called back, indicating the card still would not work and ask the man for a different credit card. He provided the caller with a new credit card number.
The man then became suspicious and called his credit card companies to put a hold on each of the cards. The card company indicated the scammers had already charged thousands of dollars to one card and were attempting to charge to the other card.
“In this type of operation, the scammers get on-line and randomly call numbers listed in classified ads,” said Investigative Services Captain Chuck Phillips. “We want Nebraskans to be aware, because these types of scam operations usually work in one state then move on.”
Anyone who believes they may have been contacted by this “Classified Scam” should contact their credit card company and local law enforcement. Captain Phillips said, “It’s a good idea, if you’re placing an ad with a credit card to ask for verification that the transaction was successful before continuing.”
For additional information on scams and identity theft, visit the Nebraska Attorney General’s website at www.ago.ne.gov or call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-727-6432.