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Nebraska woman reminds red flag warnings when rental car scam targets grieving relative

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FREMONT, Neb. (WOWT) – A 6 News investigation alerts us to a scam that targeted a senior citizen grieving the loss of a loved one.

The con artists used an internet search tool and a legitimate company name to trick the victim.

A heart condition took her 41-year-old daughter and after the funeral, Kathy Fender discovered a financial loss added to the family’s heartache.

“And it’s just upsetting that I lost my daughter and on top of it, my mom got scammed,” said Fender.

Kathy’s 80-year-old mother came from North Carolina and while here she wanted to visit friends.

“And go to Google and go like this to rent a car. Check out these pictures,” said Fender.

Kathy says her mother called the first number that popped up.

“We are Enterprise sir,” said the alleged scammer.

A response another family heard last year when told to use cash cards for payment.

“Just get the card and load the amount that you need to pay, and we can complete the reservation,”…

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