Another Merrill resident fell victim to a scam last week, this time involving a fake loan.
The man had been contacted by the scammers and told he qualified for a government loan of over $10,000. The scammers indicated the man had to cover taxes prior to the money being deposited in his bank account.
The man initially sent a pre-paid debit card for $190. After the scammers received the payment, they called him again saying they needed additional fees. The man sent additional money before realizing the scam.
The man prevented any theft from his bank account number, but by the time he contacted authorities, all of the cash cards were used.