Uber Driver Saves Elderly Woman From Potential Lottery Scam

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NORWOOD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – After being told that she won a lottery, an Uber driver advised a Norwood woman that it could be a scam.

Norwood Police Department said that an elderly female resident received a phone call saying she won $2 million.

The caller said the woman needed to send a check for $1,500 prior to getting her prize.

Afterward, an Uber was sent to the woman’s address without her request with the destination being a Norwood bank.

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After talking to the woman, the Uber driver thought that the circumstances behind the call were suspicious and prompted her to call Norwood Police.

Police believe that the caller was most likely involved in a bank larceny scheme. A Norwood officer followed up with the Uber law enforcement portal for more information on the case.

Police said this incident served as a reminder of potential bank scams where a person is told they won the lottery, or some large sum of money, and is instructed to make a smaller deposit before claiming their prize.

They said the elderly are especially vulnerable to this kind of scam and have information available on their website to help education them.

WBZ’s Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) has the story:

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