EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSLawrence Sheriff's Department Warns Of Scam Artists Targeting Elderly
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 22, 2013 11:07 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 22, 2013 12:10 PM EDT
Ironton , Lawrence County , Ohio
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department is warning the public after it received several calls about a scam targeting the elderly.
The sheriff's office said over the last week, there have been several reports of scam artists calling elderly victims saying they have won the lottery. The scam artist tells the victim to pay $400 to $500 in delivery costs for the winnings. The scam artist then asks the victim for credit card numbers and personal information.
The sheriff's office wants to warn the public to never give out personal information to those who initiate these types of calls.
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