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A Solon woman told police that she lost thousands of dollars in an Internet loan scam, according to a Solon Police police report. The woman, 57, told police that she sent $6,270 to the supposed lender via a Western Union wire transfer. She said the lender justified the payment as transaction fees for the loan. Solon detectives are following up on the theft. Learn about avoiding internet scams at the FBI website.
The information in this report is from the Solon Police Department.
Solon Police believe a local technology business had more than $75,000 in merchandise stolen by Internet scammers. Winncom Technologies, a company located on Carter Street that sells wireless networking equipment and servers, said that a man by the name of "David Graves" -- police believe it's a fake name -- purchased $75,621.65 worth of equipment using an American Express card. But it turns out that the card belongs to a California man who did not buy anything from Winncom, according to the police report. The items were shipping to addresses in Texas and Michigan. When police called the Michigan address, it turned out to be a private home. The woman who answered the phone told police that the equipment was shipped to her home as a favor …