The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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November 23, 2013

Woman falls for threat, out $21G

Port Trevorton woman harassed on Net, by phone

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PORT TREVORTON — “Threatening” scams can be terrifying

This particular scam apparently started with the promise of a monetary grant award and then evolved into a threat — the victim being accused of “Internet crime,” which can unnerve people enough that they continue to send money.

Poor English and the whereabouts of “FBI” offices are immediate clues that a scam is being attempted.

Threatening scams can be terrifying, but they also must be successful because they continue to circulate.

 

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