The Adair County Sheriff's Office warns the community to be aware of a scam

The scam involves people placing legitimate ads in specialty magazines.

The magazines typically consist of old farm equipment and collectables.

Innocent people are placing ads in magazines requesting unique things as part of their hobbies. Scammers are then contacting these individuals, suggesting they send money grams for the scammers to pay for shipping the desired items.

Here are a few tips that may protect you from being a victim:

*Check feedback ratings and length of membership in marketplace.

*Keep records of all phone calls made.

*Insist on insurance and tracking.

The sheriff's office encourages the community to research all sellers via internet. They are also saying, "Be careful who you provide personal information to."