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Bristol man given fake money for PlayStation

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A man was scammed with fake money over the weekend. (WFSB) A man was scammed with fake money over the weekend. (WFSB)

A Bristol man is trying to spread the word after he tried to sell his PlayStation and the buyer gave him fake cash.

“It felt like a real $100 bill, like a $1 bill so it felt real...felt 100 percent real,” said Cody Lavigne, who listed the item on a popular app called “Let Go” where sellers make a profile and can list anything for sale.

He said the buyer asked him questions and they even talked on the phone. He met up with the buyer in a public place over the weekend, and was given $250 in cash.

It turned out, all of it but $10 was fake.

Lavigne didn’t know until he went to buy gas at a local gas station.

“I went to use my money at a gas station at 10 p.m. that night and the clerk says ‘get out of here thats not real, it's fake’,” Lavigne said.

Once he found out the money was fake, he called police and filed a police report.

A few others in the area said this has happened to them too, and the common denominator is the same person and same car.

Also, a $100 bill that Lavigne received was half real…the top of the bill was real and the bottom was fake.

“I hope I'm the last one. I hate to see it happen to anyone else, it's not a good feeling at all,” Lavigne said.

If this happened to you, police want you to file a report so they can catch who the suspect is.

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