Elderly PSL woman paid over 18 thou in Dominican Republic jail SCAM

Elderly PSL woman paid out over 18 thou in Dominican Republic jail SCAM

Port St. Lucie Police went to the 500 block of SW Lake Charles Circle for reports of a fraud case on June 3.

Police met with an 83 year old victim who said that she received a call from a man claiming to be Sergeant Perry Thomas from the Dominican Republic. The man told the victim that her grandson has been jailed and she needed to send money to set him free.

On June 1, 2017, the victim sent a money order in the amount of $870.00 to the Dominican Republic. Then on June 1, 2017, the victim was again instructed to send $9,000.00 to an address in Bear, Delaware.  The victim was told to send another $8,400.00 to the same address in Delaware on June 2. After sending the money the victim called her grandson who lives in New Jersey. The victim realized this was a scam after her grandson said that he was never in the Dominican Republic.

Police contacted UPS in an attempt to stop the delivery of the money. They were told that the money packages had already been delivered.

Port St. Lucie Police are warning citizens of these types of phone scams. Persons who receive phone calls requesting money should call police and never send money to unknown persons.

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