A Lubbock man says he's been scammed. And he wants to make sure it doesn't happen to you.
Wayne Pickett posted an ad offering to sell his dog in the Thrifty Nickle. He got a response from a man that wanted the dog.
The man said he was a deaf missionary living abroad.
He told pickett he'd send along the money in the form of money orders for the dog as well as extra money to cover the cost of shipping.
After pickett wired the money to the "shipping agent", he found out the money orders were fake.
He says he never saw it coming.
"The guy was act like he's a missionary. He's taking care of the hearing impaired. I've got a disabled daughter. You know it just didn't hit me that this guy was robbing me. But he was. And he did," Pickett said.