Thursday, February 28, 2013
Inside the police reports: The suspects approached the victim in Lithonia and said they would "bless" his money, but instead they took off with it.
A Conyers man was scammed out of $1,600 after two men who said they were South African pastors offered to "bless" his money, then took off with it, according to a DeKalb county police report. The incident happened Feb. 21 just before noon in the 6100 block of Covington Highway in Lithonia. According to the incident report, the victim flagged down a DeKalb county police officer at a traffic stop and said that he had been approached by the suspects who claimed to be men of the cloth. They asked the victim for a donation and wanted to bless his money, the man told police. The men also wanted the victim to give them a ride to the airport, the report states. After a trip to a Wells Fargo bank, the suspects told the victim they were going to …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The suspect called on Nov. 6 to tell the woman he was on his way to her home with a camera crew and a check.
A woman in unincorporated Stone Mountain told DeKalb County police that she was tricked out of $200 in prepaid cards by someone who claimed she'd won the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. The man called the woman on Nov. 6. He told her he was on his way with a camera crew to deliver the sweepstakes check. The man told the woman that she needed to pay the taxes, closing costs and initial registration before she could get the money, according to the report. The man told her to go to Walmart to purchase two $100 Green Dot (prepaid) cards. She did, and redeemed them to the man. He called her back and told her she needed to send more money; she told him she didn't have any more. The caller then asked if she had a credit card that was "maxed…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Inside the police reports: Man told police he answered an ad for a motor home advertised on Craig's List.
A man on the Gwinnett County side of unincorporated Stone Mountain told police that he is out $3,400 after answering an ad for a motor home that he never got. The victim, who is in his mid-50s, reported the incident on July 5 to police. He said he answered a Craig's List ad for the sale of a motor home, e-mailed the seller, then wired the money -- which he said was to go through Amazon.com. The funds were to get to a person having a Bank of America account in Miami. The victim told police he never received the motor home. He also found out that Amazon had no record of the sale or the item.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Inside the police reports: An 80-year-old woman tells DeKalb Police says she was told her grandson was in an accident overseas and had to pay medical bills before he could return to the U.S.
An 80-year-old woman in unincorporated Stone Mountain reported to DeKalb County police that she was scammed out of $6,500 last week. The victim told police that on Feb. 17 around 12 p.m. she received a call from the suspect, identifying himself as Robert Wells, who said he was with the American Embassy in Barcelona, Spain. According to the report, the victim told police that the suspect said her grandson had been in an accident and that he had some unpaid medical bills that needed to paid before he could return to the United States. The woman told police that the suspect transferred her to the grandson; it was later determined that someone was posing as her grandson, according to the report. The victim told police that the man on the phone…