West Springfield man victim of wire transfer scheme

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An elderly West Springfield man lost $9,000 in a recent scheme.

West Springfield Police Chief Ronald Campurciani told the 22News I-Team the man was contacted by someone saying he’d won big money.

What makes this different is the caller mentioned he’d spoken with Campurciani and that he would actually be the one to deliver his winnings. The man was then asked to wire money to pay the tax on the prize.

Chief Campurciani says had the man asked him about it up front, he would’ve told him not to wire the money.

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