A warning from the Better Business Bureau and Michigan attorney general's office related to an online scam using the name of a Waterford soldier whose remains were found last week in Iraq.
A listing on Craigslist offers to sell a car owned by 19-year-old U.S. Army Spc. Byron J. Fouty. Someone who claimed to be Fouty's father, Mick, offered to sell a 2006 BMW M6 for $2,800. The listing asks people to wire the money to a bogus escrow account.
Fouty's stepfather, Gordon Dibler, learned about it this week. He says Fouty never owned a car.
Bureau spokesman Tim Burns says officials are trying to track the source. The listing has been posted and removed, and changed e-mail addresses and domain names in an effort to avoid being traced.
Meantime, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has ordered United States flags throughout the state and on Michigan waters lowered for one day on this coming Tuesday, July 22nd, in honor of Fouty.
On July 10th, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified human remains recovered in Iraq July 9 to be those of Specialist Fouty and another soldier who went missing May 12, 2007.
Flags should return to full-staff on Wednesday, July 23.
No comments on this post yet!
You must be logged in to post a comment.