Elderly Halifax woman loses $2,000 to telephone scam

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A 64-year-old woman lost $2,000 after receiving a phone call from a man claiming to be investigating a theft with the RCMP.

The woman was told RCMP were investigating a theft at her financial institution and needed her assistance. The caller said he would deposit money into her account to help with the investigation. She allowed the man access to her computer where he appeared to transfer $4,000 into her account. The woman was then told to withdraw funds and wire it to someone in China.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.