Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently investigating reports of an ad run locally in Ouachita, Richland and Union Parishes advertising the sale of used appliances, specifically used washers and dryers that are not in the condition as presented in the ad.
Buyers that have bought the appliances have taken delivery and paid for them. The vendor will then leave under the guise of going back for parts and not returning. The buyer then discovers the appliances are not operable or in very poor working condition.
The seller primarily targets senior citizens in our area. Use caution when buying used items, such as appliances. Check references on the seller as much as possible and only buy from those you find reputable.