Caller posed as woman's grandson in scam

Caller posed as woman's grandson in scam

There are 6 comments on the GoErie.com story from Jan 22, 2009, titled Caller posed as woman's grandson in scam. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

State police at Meadville are looking for a scam artist who bilked a 68-year-old Atlantic woman out of more than $6,000. Police said the victim received calls on Tuesday and Wednesday from someone claiming to ...

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Patti Staaf

Erie, PA

#1 Jan 22, 2009
The same thing was tried on a girl I work with. She didn't fall for it but appartently they are still at it. I hope someone figures it out before anyone else gets bilked.
kate

Farmville, VA

#3 Jan 22, 2009
This happened to my aunt who lives in the Philly area about 6 months ago.
lakerman1

Oil City, PA

#6 Jan 22, 2009
This is most likely a nigerian scam. Some of the scams originate in canada, often by nigerian students in canadian colleges. If you want to learn about the scams, go to www.scamorama.com for a quick education.
Jup

Palmyra, PA

#10 Jan 23, 2009
AAAAAAAAAAAAARG!

Are people really this simple minded? Why are people falling for scams, especially this one? Have people no common sense?

$6,000. Well I guess it took that much to receive her higher learning in life. I just paid mine by going to college.
June

United States

#11 Jan 23, 2009
They caller(s) target the eldery and the connection on the phone isn't clear. Too trusting, yes. Simple minded, no.
Jup wrote:
AAAAAAAAAAAAARG!
Are people really this simple minded? Why are people falling for scams, especially this one? Have people no common sense?
$6,000. Well I guess it took that much to receive her higher learning in life. I just paid mine by going to college.
kountry girl

United States

#12 Nov 15, 2009
looking for carl robert sterling. does anyone know him?

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