The man told the ethnic business owner that he owed the Electric Department $1,520.
An 82 year old woman in Murfreesboro was scammed by someone claiming to be her grandson. The victim told police that the man posing as her grandson told her that he had been in an accident and was arrested for DUI.
The victim says he got a phone call on Wednesday from someone who told them that he was actually his grandson and he was arrested on DUI charges.
As the talk continued with the scam artist, the voice on the other end of the line suggested the victim needed to send in $499.95 in order for the transfer of cash to take place. So, the local teacher sent the money...
Of course the call was a hoax and the reported victim did not fall for it. WGNS got a hold of the phone number that the call came from and called it back.
Scam IRS phone calls continue as we near the tax filing deadline of April 15th this year. Murfreesboro Police Chief Glen Chrisman says
According to the victim, the said that the victim needed to make arraignments to payments for an accident she had been involved in several months ago.
A man who moved to Murfreesboro from another area called the police after being scammed out of $3,100.
A woman in need of work posted an ad on Nashville.CraigsList.org in hopes of finding a viable job.
The check the culprit deposited into the victims checking account turned out to be fake. So now the victim’s account is upside down by $1,000...
The victim found out later that the check he deposited was a FAKE. He is now out $2,998.
Two Money Gram transfers, six GreenDot money cards and a PayPal account later, a local resident is out over $5,000.
The victim was told to purchase a MoneyPak Green Dot Card and put the money on the card and then give him the card account number.
An elderly woman in Murfreesboro says that she has sent roughly $60,000 to various address after being told that she had won $16.5-million, a house and a new car. The victim sent the money using MoneyGrams and also Money Pak gift cards.
Being told that you won the lottery is usually not how you find out that you won the lottery. In other words, winnings are usually determined by a scratch off ticket OR by hearing the winning lottery numbers in the media.
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