Tuesday, January 25, 2011

You have won $1 million, send me $100 in order to collect

California - Out of nowhere, 79-year-old Connie Newell got a call on her cell phone from a man telling her she had won $1 million and needed to send him $100 in order to collect. Newell didn’t fall for the scam. She told the man she wasn’t interested, but before she could hang up he made this threat: “Do you want someone to put a bullet in you? We know exactly where you live.” Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Varnau, who specializes in cases involving financial crimes and elder abuse, said Newell did the right thing. The call came from an 876 area code out of Jamaica and is a common scam aimed at the elderly.  More…

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