Youngstown man says he was duped by female caller
A Youngstown resident reported to state police in Greensburg that he recently was victimized in connection with a sex-chat call service.
The resident, whom police did not identify, lives on Main Street.
After utilizing the service earlier this month, the victim claimed he received a telephone call from a woman who identified herself as a police officer and threatened to file criminal charges against him for illicit contact with a minor if he did not forward money. The caller told the victim that she would purchase a plane ticket with the money to take the minor, who is a runaway, home to her family.
The man told police that he feared criminal charges so he sent the woman money and later believed he was duped.
The man told police he lost $2,308.
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