Fraud on Mortimer Street
Published 10:49 am, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A 79-year-old New Canaan resident reported fraud April 3 at 2:34 p.m.
The complainant said he received a call from someone claiming his wife had won a Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes for $75,000. Police said the caller told the complainant he would have to pay the taxes on the prize and that someone would be coming to the residence in a Fed Ed-like truck at 10:30 a.m. the next day to bring in the prize. Police sent units to the residence the next day and no one showed up.
The complainant received another call afterwards telling him to western union the tax fees and to meet him at 1:30 p.m. on Weed Street near Old Stamford Road. Police sent undercover units to that location as well but noone showed up.
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The matter is still under investigation.