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Woman loses $16,000 in attempted Yahoo Auto purchase

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You can lose thousands of dollars online if you don't know who you're dealing with.

A Sheboygan Falls woman learned the hard way, when she got scammed out of $16,000 after she tried to buy a car on the Internet.

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The 33-year-old woman reported the incident to Sheboygan County sheriff's deputies this week.

Capt. Dave Adams said she tried to buy a vehicle through Yahoo Auto and she wired the money to the seller.

She later tried to contact the seller but couldn't. And when she went to the bank to stop the transaction, the $16,000-plus had already been taken from her account.

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