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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