A Hastings resident according to the Hastings Police Department was scammed out of $500.00 when he went on line to locate a company to repair his computer. The company charged him $300.00 for their service. Shortly there after the company contacted him telling him they were told by another source they must return his $300.00 plus a another $100.00. The check to him was for $1,200. He was to take out the $400.00 and send the rest by gram to China. When he went to the store to send the gram it was not working. He was advised then to purchase $500.00 in gift cards and send the verification codes. That's when he discovered he was scammed out of The $500.00.