|Published:||Jul 10, 2013 5:29 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 10, 2013 7:03 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - An elderly man says he was conned out of $10,000 by scammers offering a multi-million dollar payday.
The 84-year old victim told investigators he was contacted in 2012 by a man claiming to be from Bank of America. The suspect then told him they were holding 2 checks worth an estimated $4.5 million.
The man then told the victim in order to receive the cash he needed to deposit money in the forms of Green Dot cards and MoneyGram orders.
Over a 12-month period the victim sent nearly $10,000 in transactions before contacting authorities.
The victim said he would then contact the man, who would then transfer the funds to another account.
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