MOULTRIE — A Colquitt County woman who was promised flowers, but instead got computers sent to her address that she was asked to mail elsewhere, realized she was dealing with possible scammers.

Rachel Rodriguez, of Janette Lane, initially reported her suspicions to the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday after she had received a number of laptop computers and other electronics in the mail.

Rodriguez told police that she became acquainted online with a man who identified himself as “Victor Kelly” and claimed to be working in Malaysia for an aid charity.

After the packages started arriving, Victor contacted her with instructions on where to send them.

Because she did not feel comfortable with the activity, she asked Victor to halt the shipment of packages to her residence. After that, reportedly, she has received telephone calls from a number of locations and one call from a local number in which the caller threatened her.

On Thursday, Rodriguez told police that two additional packages -- both Asus laptop computers -- had arrived.

A deputy took possession of the computers, which will be turned over the sheriff’s investigative unit, sheriff’s reports said.

According to the Better Business Bureau, a common scam involves a foreign contact or company asking someone in the United States to forward either money or merchandise. They usually are associated with employment ads seeking an “import/export specialist,” “marketing manager,” or “financial manager,” and the job seeker is asked to forward money from one account to another or to reship merchandise as part of their employment duties.

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