SCAMMER POSES AS SISTER AND RECEIVES $1,000
8/9/2018 3:49:06 PM
A St. Thomas woman was scammed out of $1,000 after sending an e-transfer to someone she believed was her sister.
The scammer used the What's App texting application to hide their identity while posing as the victim's sister. The scammer convinced the woman that it was her sister and said that she needed $1,000 American dollars to pay for a larger amount of money to be released.
The victim sent the scammer the money by a wire transfer. The victim realized that she had been scammed after calling her sister.
Police would like to remind the public to be careful when sending money by a wire transfer.
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