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UPS worker busts up lottery scam

Oct 27, 2016, 8:57 pm

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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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North Liberty,Iowa
United States
Member #176145
July 22, 2016
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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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    January 7, 2015
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    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)
    • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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      Chasing $ Millions.
      White Shores- California
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      Member #136473
      December 12, 2012
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      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. 

       * Voice of Reason *   

       

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

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        New York, N.Y.
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        April 3, 2013
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        Dumesh is one dumb crook!

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          north carolina
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          September 4, 2012
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          Best story I have heard all day.  Yay UPS driver!

          Happy healthy wealthy and wise.

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            N.C.
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            October 28, 2007
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            Good for the UPS employee!
            one more lottery scam artist off the street.

            "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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              Lotto City, Michigan
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              March 30, 2006
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              What a dumesh.

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

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                u$a
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                February 22, 2011
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                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.

                Patriot

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                  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!

                  Disney

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                    Zeta Reticuli Star System
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                    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. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                    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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                      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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                        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. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                        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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                          Ringleader
                          Michigan
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                          Glad it all worked out.

                          Winter is coming !   Ned Stark.

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                            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.