A resident on the 6300 block of Windcliff Drive told the Grove City Division of Police on May 17 she had been the victim of an apparent scam.
The woman said she had received a phone call May 12 from someone who said they work at the Mexican border. The caller said a package containing the victim’s information and drugs had been recovered. The caller advised the woman the FBI would be contacting her about the package.
The victim told police that over the next several days, she had spoken with two people claiming to be FBI agents about securing her finances. That included emptying her bank accounts and using the available credit on her credit cards to purchase gift cards. The woman said she had purchased at least 57 gift cards for $500 each and had given the card information to the purported FBI agents. She was told not to alert her family or the police about her situation.
She began to get suspicious that the callers were scammers May 16, she said.