Published: Apr 12, 2013 5:28 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 12, 2013 6:38 PM EDT

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - An scam circulating online is targeting victims applying for loans online.

Sherry Turner, 37, had filled out applications online for money to help with her bills this month.

Turner says shortly after she received a call from a man claiming she had been approved for $3,000.

Her suspicions began to rise when the voice on the other end told her she would first have to buy a number of pre-paid cards, to cover taxes and application fees, and give the card numbers to them over the phone.

Turner borrowed nearly $1,200 to cover the costs - but when she checked the cards were wiped out and her loan was nowhere to be found.

Turner filed a claim with the Lee County Sheriff's Office. No arrests have been made.