Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sweepstakes Scam

An 80 year old Arcadia woman was the victim of a mail “sweepstakes” scam this week. The victim received a letter from “Reader’s Digest – Pepsi” that indicated she had won a large sum of money. Instructions directed the victim to call a company agent who instructed the victim to withdraw and wire money to a Canadian office of Western Union. Unfortunately, the victim did just that and is now out money to unknown suspects.

This serves as a good reminder to be aware of this type of criminal activity and next week’s “Tuesday Tip” will address the topic.

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