PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a new scam involving pavers in Bay County.

The setup starts on Facebook Marketplace. A person contacts the seller to purchase pavers, and the scammer will insist on delivery of the pavers before payments.

The scammer, using a third-party company that sells real pavers, purchases the order with a stolen credit card. Then the pavers are delivered to the buyer, the victim pays the scammer through Zelle.

The paver company, realizing the products have been paid for fraudulently returns to the victim’s residence to reclaim their pavers. The victims realize they’ve been scammed.

BCSO Criminal Investigations is investigating these cases and attempting to identify the scammer. Use caution when making any purchases and payments online. If you have been victimized please contact the BCSO at 850-747-470

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