Police: Phone scammers stole $129,000 from Massapequa senior

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Police are working to track down the thieves behind a phone scam that swindled more than $100,000 from a Massapequa senior citizen.

Detectives say the 92-year-old man was told to buy a $500 anti-virus software for his laptop.

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Then scammers then allegedly claimed money had been mistakenly deposited into the victim's account and needed to be returned.

Investigators say he wound up getting swindled out of $129,000.

Anyone with information on the case can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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