N.J. woman charged in $2.5M sweepstakes scam: report

A South Jersey woman has been arrested for role in a sweepstakes scam, authorities told StandarkSpeaker.com.

The victim, a Weatherly, Pa. woman, was tricked by phone into believing she won $2.5 million and a Mercedes from a national sweepstakes company, the report said.

Dawn Morgan, 50, of the Mays Landing section of Hamilton, was charged with felony counts of conspiracy receiving stolen property.

The victim followed instructions from someone claiming to be from the sweepstakes company’s legal department and sent Morgan $555 through a Walmart money transfer. Minutes later, she received another call asking her to send Morgan a $2,500 check to cover taxes.

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Source: NJ.com Atlantic

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