STERLING, VA – A Sterling resident reported Friday to the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office that she was contacted by a person who said her niece was in a traffic accident and needed money.
At the same time, the niece was contacted by scammers who said her aunt had been kidnapped and she had to send money through Western Union to get her released. The niece sent the money requested by the scammers, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
The aunt had not been kidnapped and the niece had not been involved in a traffic accident.
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The sheriff’s office announced Monday that it is investigating the case.
Niece transfers money to free her aunt in kidnapping scam: LCSO
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