Scammer nearly took my money
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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!
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