Putnam man scammed by a Powerball 'agent'

Dec 14, 2012 Full story: Herald-Citizen 6

A Cookeville man has lost over $500 to a scam artist posing as a Powerball 'agent,' according to the Putnam Sheriff's Department.

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sigh

Cookeville, TN

#1 Dec 14, 2012
People need to learn to quit being stupid. Even I know that anybody asking money or bank info in exchange for a prize that you've allegedly won is a scam artist and I'm older than this guy! Heck, I knew that when I was a teenager!
Marvin J Whitlow

Cookeville, TN

#2 Dec 14, 2012
I just love this story.
It is great.
Someone gets taken because of greed itself.
This is truely priceless.
Gotta Wonder

Cookeville, TN

#3 Dec 14, 2012
I'm not trying to blame the victim here but where has common sense gone these days?
Karen

Harriman, TN

#4 Dec 15, 2012
I was sent the same information and when they ask for money for fedex and bank to process it and to send it through moneygram ,thats a big red flag...
Whats bad is that I had a friend on facebook telling me I was on this list and that she won a big amount of money , you cannot trust anyone. Always remember never give money over the computer.

Since: Sep 12

Los Baņos, Philippines

#5 Dec 21, 2012
This is so bad, a lot of scammers are really out there and looking for people to be their next victim. I myself, receive an email claiming that I won a lottery, and that I should send information to a given address to be able to claim the prize. Tsk...tsk...good thing, I don't just believe on email scammers nor download their email attachment because I know its "Phishing"....a way to get information from you...Let's just be careful of this things...
ewww

United States

#6 Dec 21, 2012
Some people are more gullible than others and/or greedy like mentioned before. I don't know about you, but I don't like parting with my private information or my money.

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