Medford woman loses life savings in lotto scam

A Medford woman lost her entire life savings in a lottery scam.

Authorities say a 61-year-old woman was approached by a couple who said they needed her help. According to police, they told her they had won the lottery but couldn?t cash in on it because they weren?t American citizens. The woman says she believed them and in exchange a chance to split the lottery winnings, she gave them $20,000 as a good faith deposit. The couple then disappeared.

Investigators warn that lottery winners do not have to be citizens of the United States. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

Related Link: Nassau Consumer Affairs Suffolk Consumer Affairs

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