Byron, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Byron woman is out nearly $4,000 after she reportedly fell victim to a work-from-home scam. 

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Olmsted County Sheriff’s Lt. Lee Rossman said the apparent scam began when the woman was offered a remote work position on LinkedIn from a Florida-based company called Exactech. The woman told a sheriff’s deputy she received two checks totaling $4,500 and was instructed to send money to the company to cover the costs of remote-work supplies. 

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The victim reported sending a $2,000 payment through the money app Zelle and sharing the information from a $1,700 American Express cash card with the apparent scammer. The woman then learned $4,500 in checks she received were fakes, according to Rossman. 

Rossman said investigators contacted Exactech and were informed the woman does not work for the company and that the company’s name has been used to conduct similar scams. 

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