Family Creates Donation Page For Grandma Duped in Phone Scam
A local Newtown Square family creates a donation page to help give back the life savings an 84-year-old Marple woman recently lost from a phone scam.
BROOMALL–A local Newtown Square family has created a donation page on ChipIn to collect money for the 84-year-old Marple Township woman recently duped in a phone scam.
After reading about the recent police blotter story on Marple Newtown Patch, Dimeo was compelled to help give back the woman's $3,697.50 savings she lost in the phone scam, and asks the community for help.
She wrote the following on the donation page:
"In a recent edition of the Marple Newtown Blotter, I read an article about an 84 year old woman scammed out of her life savings. It brings me sadness when I read about the awful things people go through simply because they are kind hearted. Instead of letting the year close on this woman's life with this burden, let's make a difference and show her that there are more kind hearts out there than evil and rotten ones! Please contribute to this ChipIn and make a difference for this loving Grandmother!"
The phone scam involved the impersonation of the woman's grandson in need of money after getting into a serious car accident in Colorado. The woman wired the "grandson" nearly her entire life savings in order to clear the grandson's name and release him from jail.
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