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

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

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2019, 2:47 PM

Updated 1,918 days ago

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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.
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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