Authorities are issuing a warning to local residents after an 80-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man was scammed out of about $10,000 on Sept. 4, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Chapman of the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department investigated the case and learned the victim wanted to cancel a computer service subscription he had with Best Buy.
The victim located a phone number on the internet he thought was for Best Buy services and called it. Under direction from the person on the other end, the victim was told to use both cash and credit cards to purchase about $10,000 in Apple gift cards in order to cancel his subscription.
The victim complied and relayed the numbers on the back of the cards over the phone to the person pretending to be a Best Buy representative.
By the time the victim realized…