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Madison man scammed out of $1,000

Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2013 --- 4:37 p.m.

A Madison man is out $1,000 after being asked for directions and scammed.

It happened July 17th in the 1400 block of Northport Drive.

The 29-year-old victim was approached by a man who was asking for directions to State Street.

He convinced the victim he was from Indonesia and was in America to carry out his recently deceased father's will

The scammer then took out a fake stack of cash and said it was $120,000. He said his father wanted it dispersed to certain churches. The victim then agreed to help out the cause.

The scammer said they would need someone to disperse out the money. He then waved a woman down in a nearby parking lot who police later identified as an accomplice.

Additionally, the con-man suggested he needed to trust his team and each member needed to initially give $1,000 to the fund.

He promised the funds would be returned, but the victim never received his money back.  

Police provided the following descriptions of the suspects:

Male, black, 5'5" to 5'6", average build, late 40's to early 50's, very short hair, facial stubble, wearing a short-sleeve, black, button-up shirt with gold accents, dark baseball hat and carrying a black backpack.

Female, 30-40 years old, heavy set, wearing a light blue sweatshirt, floppy hat and sunglasses.


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