Spartanburg Co. widow scammed out of $70K

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SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — An Inman woman told deputies she was scammed out of $70,000 earlier this month.

The woman reported the scam to Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Dec. 17.

The victim told deputies she received a call from a man who claimed he was a representative from the company that installed her virus sweep.

According to an incident report, the scammer said the company was closing and offered her a refund. 

The victim opened a refund file and inserted $300. The scammer started yelling that she inserted $30,000, but that he could fix the error if she sent him $30,000. 

He reportedly told the victim he was working to get her the refund in order to keep his job. 

The scammer sent her text messages asking for more money. She transferred $60,000 before transferring another $10,000 from her late husband’s account. 

The victim told deputies she never received a refund and the scammer was still trying to contact her. 

The case is under investigation by the sheriff’s office. 

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