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Phone scam thwarted by MPD detectives, $25K returned to elderly city woman

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Phone scammers target the elderly. Talk to your loved ones about how these scams work.

MANCHESTER, NH – Police say a Manchester woman is fortunate that a phone scam was foiled and her $25,000 recovered, after police became involved with her encounter with a scammer who convinced her that her social security number had been compromised.

On June 17, 2021, Manchester Police took a report regarding a phone scam targeting an elderly woman who told police she had received multiple calls from an unknown man who said her social security number had been used by someone involved in drugs and money laundering in Texas. The scammer said he wanted to ensure that the suspects did not gain access to her money. The woman’s credit union had notified the her that the information she was given didn’t seem right, prompting her to contact police.

The scammer told her to send $25,000 to an address in Tampa, Florida so that they could secure the money for her. She…

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