Ask police before sending money for possible scams [UPDATED]

Published 9:54am Friday, November 15, 2013 Updated 11:56am Friday, November 15, 2013

Two scams were reported to Fergus Falls police Thursday, resulting in a warning of caution to those suspicious of scams.

In one instance, a 50-year-old Fergus Falls woman reported she met a man on the dating website Christian Mingle who told her he was from Brazil and working on a ship off the coast of South Africa. She has sent him a substantial amount of money since June.

The other scam report was from a Fergus Falls woman who got a call from someone saying her grandson was in jail in Mexico and that she needed to wire $1,600.

She didn’t send the money because the staff where she tried to wire the money warned her it might be a scam.

Police advise anyone who receives suspicious calls asking money to be wired to come to the police department with any questions they may have before sending money.


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