Laurel County Couple Scammed

Barbara and Darrell Blakenship decided to sell some extra cabinets on-line after they closed their cabinet business last year.

Blakenship says after a few weeks of posting some buyers or would be buyers started emailing them.

She asked for cashiers check and she received. But it turns out the six checks totaling close to $10,000 were fake. Darrell Blakenship made agreements to pay the money back to the bank, but last month a grand jury indicted them on six counts of theft by deception.

Blakenship has a stack of papers with tracking numbers. It's proof she says they sold the items in good faith and were scammed by those who sent the fake checks.

The BBB offers some tips to on-line shoppers and buyers.


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