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UPS worker busts up lottery scam

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CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — An alert New York UPS employee is credited with saving an elderly Iowa woman from losing thousands of dollars in cash.

The worker called police on Tuesday when he felt something wasn't right about a package that had been delivered to the Union Road store. An investigation showed the box contained $8,300 and was sent from an 81-year-old Iowa woman. The woman got a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and was told she needed to send the money to process a cash prize she had won in the Austrailan lottery.

What Daniel Dumesh, 26, of Holland Landing, Ontario didn't know, however, was that two Cheektowaga, New York, detectives were waiting for him in the back of the UPS store when he showed up to pick up the package.

Dumesh is charged with grand larceny and is being held on $25,000 bail at the Erie County Holding Center. Police will make sure the victim gets her money back.

Cheektowaga Police want to remind people to ignore all calls and requests to send cash or gift cards through the mail to prevent a potential similar incident from happening to them.

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Posted: October 27, 2016, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

I live in Iowa, Why are all these big lottery scams happening in Iowa?I hope the Tipton brothers spend alot of time in prison.They are free now all the money they made from five state lottery's has keep them free for now.

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    Posted: October 27, 2016, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

    Good job UPS!

    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
              (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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      Posted: October 27, 2016, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

      Good job UPS!

      Two detectives were waiting for Dumesh. Reminded me of  " How to catch a predator" where these guys show up at these locations hoping to nail an underage girl and Chris Hansen enters the picture and asks " what are you doing here? "...priceless. 

      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        Posted: October 28, 2016, 12:07 am - IP Logged

        Dumesh is one dumb crook!

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          Posted: October 28, 2016, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

          Best story I have heard all day.  Yay UPS driver!

          Happy healthy wealthy and wise.

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            Posted: October 28, 2016, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

            Good for the UPS employee!
            one more lottery scam artist off the street.

            "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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              Posted: October 28, 2016, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

              What a dumesh.

              "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."----Niels Bohr

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                Posted: October 29, 2016, 1:14 am - IP Logged

                Maybe someone should step in and start handling these Ole people money for them after they get a certain age it's obvious they can't seem to do it themselves.

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                  Posted: October 29, 2016, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                  Good for the UPS employee!
                  one more lottery scam artist off the street.

                  I Agree!

                  Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                    Posted: October 29, 2016, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                    I live in Iowa, Why are all these big lottery scams happening in Iowa?I hope the Tipton brothers spend alot of time in prison.They are free now all the money they made from five state lottery's has keep them free for now.

                    The OP says this was in NY.

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: October 29, 2016, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                      The OP says this was in NY.

                      The victim lives in Iowa but she sent the money to Buffalo where the perpetrator was gonna pick up the money.

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                        Posted: October 29, 2016, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

                        The victim lives in Iowa but she sent the money to Buffalo where the perpetrator was gonna pick up the money.

                        Good eye, my faux pas.

                        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                        Lep

                        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                          Posted: October 30, 2016, 6:55 am - IP Logged

                          Glad it all worked out.

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                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

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                            Posted: October 30, 2016, 8:44 am - IP Logged

                            My thought is this - If I get a letter saying that I won a large amount of cash but need to send money to pay taxes or processing, I say if this is real, take the fees and taxes out of the winnings and send me the rest.  I don't have to pay anything.