Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader took to the Stone County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page to remind citizens to be aware of potential scams.
“We would like to please remind everyone about scams that occur daily,” Rader said in the post.
Rader explained he had a friend whose wife had just been scammed.
“On Saturday, (Sept.25) morning, I happened to be meeting an older friend of mine at 7:30 a.m. to borrow an item. When we met he informed me about his wife getting a call from the DEA on Friday. He advised that they had her running around to banks and she could not tell him anything that was going on,” Rader said in the post.
“I advised him that it was a scam. In further conversation, it was found that the scammer used such intimidation that she had pulled their life savings from the bank.”
Rader said the woman had sent the couple’s entire life savings via FedEx.
“As I was gathering more information, I had a Captain contacting FedEx security,” Rader said in the post. “It was a miracle, but the package containing their life savings was intercepted at JFK in New York.”
The package was delivered back to the sheriff’s office on Wednesday unopened.
“We were happy to return it to our victims,” Rader said. “Not every scam ends like this and countless people have lost money to scammers.”
Rader gave a few…