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87-Year-Old Darien Man Falls Prey To Telephone Scam

An 87-year-old Darien man fell victim to a phone scam that told him he had won a $2.5 million lottery, according to the Darien Times.
An 87-year-old Darien man fell victim to a phone scam that told him he had won a $2.5 million lottery, according to the Darien Times. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue, file

DARIEN, Conn. -- An 87-year-old Darien resident who received a phone call telling him he had won $2.5 million and then sent the caller money was the victim of an apparent phone scam, according to the Darien Times.

Police told the Darien Times that the man received the call on Feb. 7 instructing him to send $110 wire transfer, which he did completing a Walmart to Walmart transfer. After telling his daughter he won the prize, she became concerned and contacted police, said the Darien Times.

Police contacted the person who made the call, which was a group operating under the name Winner’s National in partnership with the Nebraska Lottery, police told the Darien Times. The caller, who called himself Dean White, told police he was a Christian man and then became combative on the phone, the Darien Times reported. An address provided to police for the company, proved to be fake, added the Darien Times.

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