Internet Scam

People are becoming more Internet savvy, but an increased amount of people is also getting scammed over the Internet.

News 4 spoke with one local family who's very upset about the money they lost in an Internet scam.

They say they thought they were purchasing a motorcycle from a secure place, but it didn’t turn out that way.

The family, who wishes to not show their identity, says they first saw the motorcycle for sale in the Florida edition of cycle trader magazine. They spoke to a man who said his name was Marc Flist on the phone and then the Internet.

On June 25 they sent the first payment of $800 via the Internet for a Suzuki motorcycle. They received a phony Internet receipt on June 26.

The family says they've tried contacting the man after he sent them the phony receipt, but he seems to have disappeared.