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Scammer nearly took my money

Posted on May 19, 2021

Updated on May 24, 2021

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The Butner-Creedmoor News welcomes letters to the editor of 350 words or fewer. Letters should be signed with the writer's name and hometown. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Phone numbers are not published. Email your letter to the editor to editor@butnercreedmoornews.com.

Beware! Monday, May 10, at 1:35 it started. My friend’s voice on the phone said she had been in a car accident and they had locked her up. She needed me to bail her out. She said her lawyer would call me in about 5 minutes with the details of what I needed to do. At 1:40 her lawyer called.

He instructed me to go to the ATM and call him when I arrived. He also said “Do not go inside!” He would tell me how to access the ATM and provided me with the PIN to access the funds. My friend was in a different county, and he was trying to save me a trip bailing her out.

I call him when I arrived, and he gave me instruction on what I needed to do. I had never used the ATM and this just was not working. I decided to go inside and ask for help. When I told the employee what I needed, she took my phone and started talking to the man. The employee started shaking her head at me. She whispers “This is a scam!”

The employee called the man back and inquired as to where he was calling from. He said the Public Defenders Office.

The sheriff office was called to report this. I learned there were at least two others that had a similar situation.

I am writing this letter to let the citizens of Granville County know. Please beware! It could happen to you. If the ATM had worked I would have lost my money. I was just trying to help my friend that was in need. I went to see my friend; she was at home.

Beware and God bless you!

Barbara Currin

CREEDMOOR

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