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Lancaster County woman loses $5,700 to scammer



YOUR SIDE TEAM TOLD YOU ABOUT LEGAL THREAT SCAMS IN THE PAST. ALWAYS IN CIRCULATION RIGHT NOW, THOUGH I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU AN EMAIL FROM VIEWER MEYERS THAT SHOWS US JUST HOW THIS SCAM CALL CAN BE. SHE WRITES, THE CALLER SAID HE WAS FROM THE YORK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND THAT I HAD TO ACTIVE SEARCH WARRANTS OUT FOR ME. HE SAID THEY WERE ISSUED BECAUSE I NEGLECTED TO SHOW UP FOR DUTY AND I HAD TO TAKE CARE OF IT RIGHT AWAY. HE TOLD HER SHE NEEDED TO PAY MORE THAN 1500 DOLLARS IN FINES RIGHT. HE WANTED ME TO DOWNLOAD A CASH APP AND HE WOULD WALK ME THROUGH THE PAYMENT PROCESS. I WAS QUITE UPSET THE REST OF THE DAY WORRYING THAT I WAS ABOUT GETTING ARRESTED. THAT’S SCARY. NOW, A MONTH AGO, THE YORK COUNTY PRESIDENT, JUDGE ISSUED A WARNING ABOUT THIS JURY SCAM OR THREAT SCAM. BUT EVEN IF YOU KNOW THE CALL A SCAM, IT CAN STILL BE PRETTY SCARY IF YOU’RE THE ONE BEING THREATENED WITH BEING ARRESTED AND THROWN IN JAIL. REMEMBER THIS COUNTY COURTS WILL NEVER SOLICIT BY CREDIT CARD, GIFT CARD OR ANY OTHER MEANS OF ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER OVER THE PHONE FOR FAILURE TO FOR JURY DUTY. IF YOU DO GET A PHONE CALL LIKE THIS, DO NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION OR FORMS OF PAYMENT OF ANY KIND. REMEMBER, IF YOU CAN SPOT SCAM, YOU CAN STOP A SCA

Lancaster County woman loses $5,700 to scammer

A Lancaster County woman lost thousands of dollars to a scammer, according to police. Related video above: Here’s how to spot a legal threat scam. Warwick Township police said the victim told them she received a call Thursday morning from a man claiming to be with US Border Patrol. He told the victim that her name was associated with drug smuggling and about $90,000 of drug money. The man said the woman could go to Texas for a court hearing or withdraw all the money in her bank accounts, convert it to Bitcoin and send it to US Border Patrol. Police said the woman withdrew the money in her savings and checking accounts down to the minimum allowed to keep the accounts open, which totaled $5,700. She then went to a Bitcoin machine, converted the money and sent it to the unknown caller, police said.

A Lancaster County woman lost thousands of dollars to a scammer, according to police.

Related video above: Here’s how to spot a legal threat scam.

Warwick Township police said the victim told them she received a call Thursday morning from a man claiming to be with the US Border Patrol. He told the victim that her name was associated with drug smuggling and about $90,000 of drug money.

The man said the woman could go to Texas for a court hearing or withdraw all the money in her bank accounts, convert it to Bitcoin and send it to the US Border Patrol.

Police said the woman withdrew the money in her savings and checking accounts down to the minimum allowed to keep the accounts open, which totaled $5,700. She then went to a Bitcoin machine, converted the money and sent it to the unknown caller, police said.

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