Lansdale Man Wires $142 in Phone Scam

Lansdale Police said a man from West Second Street was the victim of a phone scam, which promised an $8,000 grant for college by wiring $142

said a man from the 800 block of West Second Street was a recent victim of a phone scam.

Police said the victim was contacted by a person claiming to represent "National Government Grant" and affiliated with "Federal Bank."

The victim was told that he was eligible to receive an $8,000 grant for college if he wired them $142, police said.

The man wired the money and never received any further correspondence, police said.

The victim reported the scam to police on July 26 at 6 p.m.

Lansdale Police encourage residents to be cautious and suspicious of phone calls where an individual requests wiring of money in exchange for something else.

Michael Dwells July 29, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I feel terrible for the victim. The scammer must have been very convincing. Just like what the reports at http://www.callercenter.com say, these scammers are very good liars. They even sound more professional than the real representatives from legit companies. Is there any quicker way to catch these culprits? Maybe a faster call tracking device to pinpoint the caller's exact location DURING the call. What do you think?


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