PITTSBURGH — Lottery scams are not uncommon, but they typically involve a scam artist in another country or at least another state.
What makes this latest local case unusual is that a person involved in the scam actually showed up at the victim’s house. The 91-year-old victim answered her phone last Thursday and was told by the man on the other end that she had won a contest. “He told me I had won a large amount of money,” the victim said. All she had to do was get a money card from Wal-Mart worth several hundred dollars and the man would have someone deliver her prize. “He said, ‘Now make sure you’ll be home,’” the victim said. “And I didn’t know what to think. Read more »