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Con Artists Target 83-Year-Old Woman

The Hoschton woman filed a report after falling for at least one scam.

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An 83-year-old Hoschton woman is out $750, but failed to take a con artist up on a follow-up offer.

The woman contacted the Barrow County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 3 to report that someone was "trying to take her money." The woman admitted mailing a $750 check to a man a few months ago because he told her she would receive a check for thousands of dollars in return. The woman later received a check with a written amount of "Eight thousand nine hundred fifty six," but the dollar amount showed "$89.56." When the woman tried to deposit the check, her bank refused to accept it because of how it was written.

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