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April 19, 2014, 9:08 pm
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New Scam Targets Elderly


Springfield police are putting out a warning about a scam that appears to be targeting elderly residents.

 

Police have been notified of two cases where victims have been called at home and told that someone stole money from their bank account. The victims were instructed to withdraw funds from the account as part of a ruse to catch the thief… they then took the money to a parking lot to meet someone who identified himself as bank official named “Mr. Marshall,” and took the money.

 

The women did not realize until later that they had been scammed. In the two cases, the con artist got away with a total of more than $6,000. Police are alerting residents to be aware of such scams and to avoid falling victim to them.

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