CONGRESS, Ariz. — Authorities say a northern Arizona couple has lost
thousands of dollars in a fraud scam.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said the husband and wife, who are in their
90s and live in Congress, were told March 6 that they won a Mercedes-Benz.
Spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said the caller told them a $1,200 processing fee was
D’Evelyn said the husband complied and shared card numbers from pre-paid
“Green Dot” cards.
He said the victim ended up buying more cards and the suspect accessed more
Authorities said the suspect called, pretending to be someone else, and demanded
money for airfare to bring the couple a prize of gold bricks.
D’Evelyn said the couple contacted the Sheriff’s Office on March 15, and
deputies traced the calls to Jamaica.