Beckham County Sheriff Warms Against Online Scammers Targeting Farmers

BECKHAM COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – The Beckham County sheriff is warning residents about a new scam targeting farmers on Facebook. “I look at it as a virus, I think it’s just evolved,” said Beckham County Sheriff Derek Manning. Scammers are finding new ways to target unsuspecting online sellers. In this case, farmers who are selling hay or cattle on Facebook are the prey. “I think they’re trying to take advantage of that because some of the other scams people have gotten used to,” Manning said. The way it works is farmers selling goods on Facebook are sent a check for…

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