Scammed Grandma Warns Others

One woman was conned out of $6,100 dollars. Now she wants to help other people avoid scams.

Scammed Grandma Warns Others Photo (cc) by Rooftop Mind

A Seattle Fox affiliate reports…

The man pretending to be Carol [Mahre]’s grandson said he needed $2,200 to get out of a Mexican prison. Only one thing ran through Mahre’s mind once she heard his cry for help, she said. “I thought, ‘How am I gonna get that money to that poor kid,’” Mahre said.

She sent it through Western Union and he said it wasn’t enough. So she sent another $3,900 and would’ve sent more if a Walmart employee hadn’t warned her. Now she’s started a Facebook page.

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