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East Goshen Resident Targeted in Phone Scam

An East Goshen resident loses close to $6,000 in a reported phone scam.

According to the , an East Goshen resident has fallen victim to a reported phone scam costing the resident almost $6,000.

The Daily Local reports that they resident wired $5,696 through Western Union to an unknown recipient in Costa Rica after being promised a sweepstakes prize of $450,000.

Westtown-East Goshen detective William Cahill told the Daily Local that residents should be wary of scams thta involve electronic wire transfers.

According to the Daily Local:

"There are several scams out there, and if it seems to good to be true unfortunately it usually is,” Cahill said. He advised residents to consult with a family member or even law enforcement before agreeing to transfer any funds to an unknown recipient.

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Michael Dwells March 17, 2012 at 07:23 AM
$6, 000 is a lot of money, I feel terrible for the victim. Must have been hard when the resident realized she lost that much money for nothing. I've also read similar scams being reported at Callercenter.com where the victims did admit that it was hard for them to cope up after falling to a scam. Most of them happened to be on a limited budget and the money they gave was intended for something else.
Jake Speicher March 17, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Does anyone else know of other call scams people in the area should be on the lookout for?

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