The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

February 27, 2014

Neosho police, Postal Service thwart scam

NEOSHO, Mo. — Police and the U.S. Postal Service were able to thwart the defrauding of an elderly Neosho resident by intercepting a payment she mailed in response to a common telephone scam.

The woman was informed by telephone that she won $2 million in a sweepstakes and that all she needed to do to claim her prize was pre-pay some processing fees and taxes on the winnings. She consequently mailed a $7,000 payment to an address in Union City, Ga.

When Neosho police learned of the matter on Tuesday, a Postal Service investigator was contacted and her package was intercepted. The Neosho Police Department said the package will be returned to the woman while the matter remains under investigation. Police warned that this is a common scam.

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