Increased cyberattacks in our Townsville Community
Story by 7News Townsville
Crystal Rivers normally takes people on face value, but a recent run in with a scammer has made her think twice.
“I don’t want to not trust people, but it makes it really hard for me to trust anyone,” she said.
Last week, she advertised her ride on lawn mower for sale on Facebook marketplace. She exchanged a few messages and organised for someone to come and have a look at it
“They had a look at it and said, ‘oh yes, it’s great! I love it ‘. I did have it up for $900 but I was willing to sell it to him for $700 because he was one of the army boys” she recalled.
The deal was done and the mower was taken. Crystal was waiting for the money to go into her bank account, but, it never did.
“He called on a private number so I couldn’t call him back.”
She said the man was wearing an army uniform and drove away in a blue ute.