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VIDEO REPORT: Man Claiming to be a Sheriff, Offers to Bring Prize Money to Victim's Home

By: Sally Mamdooh Email
By: Sally Mamdooh Email

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 --- 9:50p.m.

Two weeks ago, Kathleen Harry received a call from a man, who claimed she had won the lottery. The man also claimed that before he can give her the money, Harry would have to pay him $200 as part of a 10% tax fee.

The details of the transaction were laid out in a phony e-mail that had a Bank of America logo and several grammatical errors.

The man then pretended to be a sheriff, going so far as to provide his badge number and offering to bring the money to Kathleen's house without her consent.

“I'm scared somebody is going to come. I want people to know they don't have to go through the same thing I am going through. It's not fair,” said scam victim, Kathleen Harry.

Kathleen has since contacted the sheriff's office, which is now pursuing this fraud case.

“We still want to hear from people that are receiving these e-mails and phone calls, in hopes that we can maybe come up with some tips that would help us track down this person,” said Dane County public information officer, Elise Schaffer.

The man even went so far as to track down Kathleen's daughter's phone number, all because she tried to get to him to stop calling.

The man has not showed up at Kathleen's house like he said he would, however it's a scam that has been haunting them for the past two weeks.


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