Phishing scam catches Embarrass woman

Just thinking about a phishing scam that cost her nearly $3,000 brings Lisa Fabish to tears. The monetary loss is just one part of the money order scam that has also made the Embarrass woman more fearful and less open as a person.

"I feel like my whole life has changed," Fabish said at her home last week.

Law enforcement officials say similar scams have totaled about $50,000 in the last two months, in the Virginia area alone. They also ask area residents to be aware and contact law enforcement first if an offer is too good to be true.

Fabish wants to make others aware of such scams and still wonders how this could have happened.

"I ask myself, 'Why'd they pick me?' "The sad part is, she added, that "I'll never know."

The ordeal for Fabish, owner of Black Wolf Kennels, started about one month ago when she was called via tele-relay by a man who wanted to buy a AKC-registered St. Bernard puppy from her. Mesabi Daily News - Virginia, MN

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