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Scam targets Rite Aid shoppers

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Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

State police are warning residents about a telephone scam involving Rite Aid.

Trooper Joe Zandarski said an elderly West Kittanning woman got a call Saturday that appeared to originate in Jamaica and claimed she won $18,000 in a Rite Aid sweepstakes. She was told to go to Rite Aid and buy a “Green Dot” reloadable pre-paid card for $500 to pay taxes on her winnings.

The woman instead called her son, who contacted police. The woman did not lose any money, Zandarski said. Rite Aid is aware of the scam, which works if someone buys the card and gives the serial number to the scammer.

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