N.J. man charged in $10K lottery scam on 84-year-old woman

N.J. man charged in $10Ok lottery scam on 84-year-old woman

A New Jersey man tricked an 84-year-old woman into delivering greater than $10,000 after telling her she gained a lottery, however had to pay the taxes on the winnings in advance, government mentioned.

Earl Alton Smith, 40, satisfied the Canandaigua, New York, resident to provide him a $five,000 take a look at and one totaling $five,500 in October, New York State Police mentioned in a commentary. 

Smith used to be arrested via Port Authority police on Wednesday at Newark Liberty International Airport as he used to be about to board a airplane. He used to be since been extradited to New York and charged with two counts of grand larceny.

New York State Police warned other people towards falling for lottery and different cons.

“It is easy to succumb to the thrill of big winnings, but if you are solicited for winning a contest you never entered, talk it over with a relative or friend, listen for a foreign accent, look for poor grammar or do some research on your own,” a commentary from New York State Police reads.

Authorities in New York did not supply a fatherland for Smith.

Updated: May 1, 2018 — 6:36 pm

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