Troopers warn about phone scam

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

JUNEAU - Alaska State Troopers are warning residents about a phone scam.

Troopers in Juneau said a caller told an elderly woman in the village of Angoon that she had won some money, and all she needed to do was send money to a Jamaican address in order to receive her prize.

The woman ended up sending more than $2,000 before the family found out and put a stop to it.

The family contacted troopers who then got in touch with the FBI, which confirmed it was a scam.

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