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Colorado Springs man sues after New Mexico treasure hunt search

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Colorado treasure hunter claiming he was duped has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against a New Mexico man who said he hid a chest filled with valuables somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Tuesday that David Hanson of Colorado Springs sued Forrest Fenn after suspecting he was given “fraudulent statements” about the treasure's location.

The lawsuit alleges Fenn gave additional clues that led Hanson away from his search area and, according to the lawsuit, helped another person find the items in question.

There has been no report that the treasure has been found. Fenn says he hid the items and published clues in an effort to get people outdoors.

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  1. If it sounds too good to be true, and you believed it, you deserve to be duped for your greed…

  2. Wow! With something like this, you take the entire thing with a grain of salt. There are no guarantees. You just get outdoors and have some fun. I hope the courts throw this one out fast.

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