Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another scam reported

The Marquette Mining Journal reports:
Marquette Police Department officers are investigating a possible scam that relieved an 89-year-old Marquette woman of $30,000 this week and almost cost her an additional $20,000... Police said the woman had mailed out two packages containing more than $50,000 in cash to addresses in New York and Florida after scammers told her she had won a vehicle and $2.5 million. She was told she needed to post money up front to pay for federal taxes.
Detectives contacted the Marquette Post Office, which was able to recover one of the packages containing $20,000.
The second package, containing $30,000 had already been delivered.

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