Otter Tail Couple Scammed by Fake Charity

Otter Tail Couple Scammed by Fake Charity Click to Enlarge

OTTER TAIL COUNTRY (KBRF) - The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office reports a couple was involved in a scam with a fake charity reported on Wednesday morning.

The couple from Otter Tail city reported receiving calls from something purporting to be the Children’s Hospital Foundation, and informing them that they had won a prize. However, in order to collect the prize, the couple had to send money to three different people, which the man did.

The total money sent was $8000. They realized they had been scammed when the phone numbers given for the fake charity did not answer.

The couple was advised to contact their financial institution.

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