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Two Wisconsin women victims in NFL jersey scam

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Scammers used the names of two Wisconsin women to set up Internet sites that fraudulently sell pro football jerseys.

The Better Business Bureau said one woman in River Falls and another in Muskego are being asked by customers why they haven't received the jerseys they ordered. Neither woman had no idea what was going on -- and they did not know that foreign scammers used their names as contacts for buyers.

The Web sites offer top of the line Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys jerseys for just $89.99, a fraction of their normal $240 cost.

The Bureau's Kimberly Hazen tells WISC-TV in Madison that shoppers are told to contact the two women, who had their home addresses posted. Hazen said the site should have raised red flags for shoppers, because it's riddled with bad grammar and spelling -- and it only asks for a billing address for credit card purchases.

Hazen said too many people looked past that, and they never realized the deals were too good to be true.

The two victims have contacted both local and federal authorities. Hazen said there was nothing they could have done to avoid being used like this.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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