78-year-old woman tipped to lottery "scam" when "agent" asks for second processing fee

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Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal

HOBOKEN – A 78-year-old Clinton Street woman was scammed out of $405 by a swindler who told the senior she had won $3.5 million in a lottery, police reports said.

The woman told police she got a phone call Thursday from a man who claimed to be an agent for a lottery company and that she had won $3.5 million in the company’s sweepstakes.

The 78-year-old said that when she told the man she had never entered the sweepstakes, he told her she had won anyway, police reports said.

The man then convinced the woman to pay …read more

Source: NJ.com Hudson

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