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NEVADA GUARD SCAM ALERT!

RENO -- There are multiple scams ongoing through Craigslist, eBay Motors and more involving a fictitious vehicle for sale by a fictitious Nevada Army or Air Guardsman. The scammer says he/she is deploying for Afghanistan or Iraq within a matter of days or weeks, and cannot use the telephone, but needs to sell their car or truck. Photos are usually posted. Sometimes a fake name has been used, sometimes no name is used.

Research by the Nevada Guard has revealed that the individual or individuals posting this fraudulent advertisement originate from overseas and while the Guard has reported the scam to eBay Motors, Western Union, Craigslist, the FBI and others, we urge you to contact the Nevada Guard public affairs office BEFORE sending any forms of payment to anyone for any items sold by a member of the Nevada National Guard.

The state public affairs office can be reached Tuesday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST at either 775.887.7252 or at 775.887.7250.