NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– A woman was bilked out of $10,000 after three individuals pulled an elaborate phone scam on her in Queens.
At around 4 p.m. on July 30, the 61-year-old woman got a phone call from a woman pretending to be one of her daughters. The scam artist was crying hysterically and told the woman she was in distress, police said. The mother then spoke with another woman posing as a friend of her daughter’s.
The woman posing as the friend said that the victim’s daughter had borrowed a large amount of money and needed the money for her mother-in-law’s funeral.
The mother agreed to pay back some of the money. According to the report, a man arrived at the woman’s home in Queens and collected $10,000 from her.
The man and another woman then fled the scene in a red Ford Mustang.
The first suspect is described as a white man, 30 to 40 years old, 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 10 inches with facial hair.
A second suspect is described as a white woman and was last seen wearing a white top and dark colored pants.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.