Craigslist Scam: Local Man Gets Counterfeit Cash for PS4

Craigslist Scam: Local Man Gets Counterfeit Cash for PS4

After selling a video game system on internet, UCA students realized he was given counterfeit money.
LITTLE ROCK, AR --  A University of Central Arkansas student is hoping for answers, after he sold a Playstation 4 on the website Craigslist, and says he was paid with fake money. Corbin Noll has filed a police report with the Little Rock Police Department. He said he was given four $100 bills in exchange for the video game system. 

"I wasn't trying to really make any money off of it, I was just trying to get the money I paid for it," Noll said.

Noll said he posted the PS4 on the website and quickly got a hit. He wanted to meet the buyer at a public place.

"We met at Starbucks," Noll says. "He counted it, he handed it to me, and I took it, and I counted it also, as soon as I counted it I saw it was $450, I didn't think much about it."

Noll didn't realize anything was wrong until he tried to deposit the cash.  He said the bank told him the four $100 bills were counterfeit. The rest of the cash was real.

"I took a deep breath, I just dropped my head, and I said, 'Are you serious?'" Noll explains.

The website Craigslist allows for sellers and buyers to interact and exchange phone numbers. Noll said that happened. This afternoon KARK 4 called the number of the person he said bought his Playstation. 

When we called, a man picked up and said his son was using the phone during the days the game system was bought. When the father asked, his son told him he didn't buy a Playstation.

"He told me he didn't have anything to do with it," he said.

It was a sentiment this father believed, but he added, "I'd be more than happy, you know what I'm saying, to give the person the real money, if he had been up to it."

Noll said that provided a glimmer of hope.

"I definitely feel more upbeat about it, and not as down as I was about the whole situation," Noll said.
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