Sheriff displays $120,000 police stopped an 83-year-old from sending scammers

Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson shows off $120,000 his department stopped from heading to scammers.
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GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) (1/15/2020) - Scam victims will not get their money or the big prize, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said.

He laid $120,000 on a table, which he said came from one of these scams.

Swanson said an 83-year-old man of sound mind had been caught up in this scam for the last three years. The scammers had him convinced he'd win big money and a Mercedes if he played along.

After the man sent nearly $250,000 to the scammers, the elder abuse team at the Genesee County Sheriff's Office stepped in to save him from losing any more of his hard-earned money.

Swanson strongly advised everyone to sound an alarm if they believe scammers are targeting them before it's too late and they lose money.