Elderly Stamford Woman Scammed Out Of $30,000 By Caller

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Stamford Police are investigating a phone scam that reportedly swindled an 83-year-old woman out of $30,000. Photo Credit: Anthony Buzzeo/File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- An 83-year-old Stamford woman was swindled out of $30,000 when someone called and told her they needed the money to get her grandson out of jail, according to the Stamford Advocate. 

The woman was so convinced of the call she received on Wednesday, Dec. 4, that she visited several stores purchasing $30,000 worth of green dot pre-paid debit cards, police told the Stamford Advocate. 

It wasn't until the scammer called back a second time, asking for more money, that the grandmother became suspicious, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Read the full story here. 

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