Scammers pick up the pace

As the holidays approach, victims are lured by promise of big rewards

By Michelle Knight  knight@theacorn.com
Part 1 of two
parts While Senior Dep. Bob Maclean sat in the home of an elderly resident, trying to convince her that she was indeed the victim of a lottery scam, the woman's phone rang.
On the other end was the scam artist who had already bilked the woman out of $30,000, Maclean said.
The man on the phone promised the woman she would receive hundreds of thousands in lottery winnings if she sent more money to cover yet another ...

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