Darien Police Warn Of Scams On Elderly Residents

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Darien Police are warning residents of scams targeting the elderly.
Darien Police are warning residents of scams targeting the elderly.

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Police Department is investigating another scam that bilked a local woman out of $13,000, police officials said. 

According to the victim, she had received a phone call from 915-239-357. The caller, who claimed to be James Anderson, told the victim that he worked for UPS and that because she was a senior citizen who paid her utility bills on time over the years, she was entitled to a prize of $850,000, Darien Police said.

The caller told the victim that in order to receive the prize money, she needed to transfer money to him in the form of Green Dot prepaid debit cards, according to Darien Police. 

The victim stated that she had purchased 26 Green Dot Money Packs for $500 each, and gave the caller information on the card which allowed the caller access to the money, according to DPD. 

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