November 17, 2021

Police warn of online scam after Decatur woman taken for $3,000 | Public Safety

According to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) here is a list of 10 important reminders consumers should do to protect their information.

DECATUR — A detective is warning residents to be on their guard against online scam artists after a Decatur woman was conned out of $3,000.

The 78-year-old victim was targeted by a person who claimed to represent a company that had maintained her computer but had now gone out of business, and wanted to return money to her as a former client.

Decatur Police Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said the woman was told she was supposed to receive $180 but her bank account had in fact received an overpayment of $5,180. “She was then told…

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