Woman loses thousands of dollars to scammer

NEW PHILADELPHIA — A woman told police Friday she lost $7,784 to a scammer who falsely claimed to be helping her nephew after a car crash.

She said the caller said her relative had been drinking and been arrested.

The victim sent the money through a parcel shipping company, as instructed by the perpetrator. It went to two people in Philadelphia, Pa.

Police advised her to ask her credit union for help.

The case was turned over to detectives.

This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Woman defrauded by caller who claimed to help nephew after crash

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