Fake Amazon worker almost stole $10K from elderly woman: police
A 70-year-old woman was nearly defrauded out of $10,000 by someone who pretended to be an Amazon worker, state police said.
A trooper responded about 11 a.m. Oct. 5 to Manor Lane in Springfield Township for a theft by deception report.
The impersonator called the woman and talked her into transferring $9,999, state police said. They insisted that there were fraudulent charges on her account.
However, the victim contacted her bank and was able to stop the transaction, state police said.
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