Jonesboro woman reports losing $8,000 in scam

Jonesboro woman reports losing $8,000 in scam

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman thought she had won the jackpot.

Instead, she told police she was just another victim in a long-lived scam.

The 55-year-old woman reported the incident to Jonesboro police on Monday, March 23.

According to the initial incident report, on March 9 someone called her and said she had won $1.5 million.

In order to collect the cash, the caller told the woman to make two $350 transactions.

Believing she was going to cash in, the woman did what she was told.

But, that was not enough.

The victim told police she "ended up sending approximately $8,000 through Western Union, Money Gram and other money transferring agencies."

All of the money went to Jamaica, the report said. All of the phone calls came from there as well.

Police advised the woman of the "jurisdictional conflict caused by the money being sent to another country."

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