Police investigate report of scam in Region 8

Police investigate report of scam in Region 8
(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

SEARCY, AR (KAIT/KARK) - There's a report of a scam in one Region 8 town and like many others, it's targeting the elderly.

According to KARK, someone from Jamaica called Mary Woody saying she won $3.5 million. However, to get the money she had to send in $135.

Then the caller asked for $600 more and that's when the elderly Searcy woman realized it was a scam.

Searcy police told KARK the elderly are usual targets for this type of scams.

Woody said she called them again asking for her money back, but things got threatening.

Those details can be found on the KARK's website.

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