Student reports being victim of scam

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Sunday, police took a report from a student who claimed to have been the victim of deceptive practices.

The student arranged to buy a cat from an online dealer and paid $650 with an electronic app. Shortly thereafter, at the request of the dealer, the student paid an additional $895.

With a third request for payment, the student realized the exchanges were a scam.

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