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Florida couple duped by lottery scammers

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Posted: August 16, 2015, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

Oddly enough collier county is not a democrat voter zone ( only about 34% ) , 64% voted romney in 2012,  so I am a bit surprised as it is normally democrat voters that always get duped.

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    The Collier County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a popular lottery scam. 

    An elderly Golden Gate, Florida, couple told deputies they were swindled out of a large amount of cash Thursday by two people who promised to share lottery winnings with them.

    A 76-year-old man and his 92-year-old wife said they were at the Grand Buffet restaurant on US-41 in East Naples when two men approached them.  The men claimed to have won $500,000 in the lottery.

    The men said they couldn't cash the ticket because they didn't have legal citizenship status.  They asked the elderly couple for cash in exchange for the ticket, and the couple agreed. 

    The couple rode with the men to two different banks to withdraw large amounts of cash — which the couple placed in an envelope.

    One man complained of stomach pain and asked the couple to go inside the K-Mart located on Golden Gate Parkway to buy him medication. 

    When the couple came out of the store, the men were gone.  The couple also discovered that, at some point, the men had emptied the cash from the envelope. 

    One of the suspects was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s. He was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed around 180 pounds.  He also had black hair and brown eyes. 

    The other suspect was described as a Hispanic male about 35 years old.  He was around 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed around 160 pounds.  He also had brown hair and brown eyes. 

    Their vehicle was described as possibly a gray Nissan sedan. 

    The Collier County Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public that immigration status does not prevent anyone from cashing a Florida Lottery ticket.  In addition, any taxes due are deducted from the winnings. 

    Anyone with information should call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-252-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

    This is the oldest scam in the book. When they get these two , please throw them under the jail & throw away the key.

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      Posted: August 16, 2015, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

      The Collier County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a popular lottery scam. 

      An elderly Golden Gate, Florida, couple told deputies they were swindled out of a large amount of cash Thursday by two people who promised to share lottery winnings with them.

      A 76-year-old man and his 92-year-old wife said they were at the Grand Buffet restaurant on US-41 in East Naples when two men approached them.  The men claimed to have won $500,000 in the lottery.

      The men said they couldn't cash the ticket because they didn't have legal citizenship status.  They asked the elderly couple for cash in exchange for the ticket, and the couple agreed. 

      The couple rode with the men to two different banks to withdraw large amounts of cash — which the couple placed in an envelope.

      One man complained of stomach pain and asked the couple to go inside the K-Mart located on Golden Gate Parkway to buy him medication. 

      When the couple came out of the store, the men were gone.  The couple also discovered that, at some point, the men had emptied the cash from the envelope. 

      One of the suspects was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s. He was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed around 180 pounds.  He also had black hair and brown eyes. 

      The other suspect was described as a Hispanic male about 35 years old.  He was around 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed around 160 pounds.  He also had brown hair and brown eyes. 

      Their vehicle was described as possibly a gray Nissan sedan. 

      The Collier County Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public that immigration status does not prevent anyone from cashing a Florida Lottery ticket.  In addition, any taxes due are deducted from the winnings. 

      Anyone with information should call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-252-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

      They asked the elderly couple for cash in exchange for the ticket, and the couple agreed.

      Why didn't the elderly couple scan the ticket and verify the value before buying it? Greed?

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        Posted: August 16, 2015, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

        Oddly enough collier county is not a democrat voter zone ( only about 34% ) , 64% voted romney in 2012,  so I am a bit surprised as it is normally democrat voters that always get duped.

          Duped you say, ok.

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          Posted: August 17, 2015, 8:31 am - IP Logged

          Be stupid enough to tell me you don't have legal status!

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            Posted: August 17, 2015, 8:58 am - IP Logged

            Be stupid enough to tell me you don't have legal status!

            I Agree!   that couple should have told those guys to go back to where they came from! And, I'm trying to figure out why they didn't go to a gas station and find out whether the lottery ticket was a valid winner- BEFORE going and getting cash out of their bank ( which they didn't need to do).......! Well, maybe the next time they'll do that...?! (hopefully NOT!)

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              Posted: August 17, 2015, 10:27 am - IP Logged

              Greed begets greed No No

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                Posted: August 17, 2015, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                it's inconceivable and virtually impossible for 2 people to be that stupid and actually have money in the bank to be scammed out of. smells of a set-up with husband involved.

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                  Posted: August 17, 2015, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                  it's inconceivable and virtually impossible for 2 people to be that stupid and actually have money in the bank to be scammed out of. smells of a set-up with husband involved.

                  This doesn't surprise me since there's people that fall for the Jamaican scam. They probably asked a bunch of people before getting lucky.

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                    Posted: August 17, 2015, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                    Greed begets greed No No

                     MPM >>>>>>>I Agree!............everyone luv's a lottery ticket that's a WINNER $$$$$........does anyone on LP remember the Patel'$>>>>>>>>??????????? 

                     but, now we got the Paco brothers doing it to the older citizens of Flordia>>>>>>>>>>HOW LOW can we go????women and children "next" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      "LOOK OUT" for these two as described driving a Mercedes, Porsche, Maybach, McLaren>>>> but not a<<<<<<<                                           Party  NISSIAN Party

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                      Posted: August 17, 2015, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                      How d the crooks know this particular older couple  had  that  huge bank account....the husband!

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                        How d the crooks know this particular older couple  had  that  huge bank account....the husband!

                         LS...........you may be on to getting the big REWARD for solving this case but they the authorities must catch-um first if you are now going to git the money.

                        Please update authorities to NOW BE ON LOOKOUT for a 76 year old man riding around in a grey Nissan sedan and two Hispanic males, as described now

                        in a Mercedes, Porsche, Maybach, McLaren or maby a Lamborghini but never, never no more in a grey NISSAN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                               LOL

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                          lol psykomo, you're the best !  I cant imagine lp w/o you

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                            Posted: August 17, 2015, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

                            never  never  agree to  someone else"S  proposition  never

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                              Posted: August 17, 2015, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                              Security cameras will help this investigation.

                              Banking Has procedures in place for large withdrawal's.  So it must not have been anywhere near the reported value of the supposed ticket.

                               

                              My Meds have made me see strange things but never two guys with a (??)winning ticket(??) asking me to help em. ...Now Leprechauns...thats another story!

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