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Fayetteville Police Warn Of Scam Targeting Elderly

Posted July 17, 2003 2:50 a.m. EDT

— Police in Fayetteville are investigating the second case of a "pigeon drop" scheme targeting elderly residents.

Police said two women approach elderly victims and claim to have found a large amount of money. They tell the victims they will split the money with them if they put up good faith cash.

The latest victim gave the suspects $5,000. In June, police said a victim was scammed out of $27,000.