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Scammer threatens to kill Madison woman

Scammer threatens to kill Madison woman
Posted August 15th, 2014 @ 8:29am by 1310 WIBA/Madison Police

An overseas scammer threatened to kill a 90 year old Madison woman and set her house on fire if she didn't pay him to get the prize she won. Madison police say the woman was told she needed to buy two $500 pre-paid gift cards before she would get the Publishers Clearing House prize of $1 million and a new car. But the elderly women knew she hadn't signed up for any contest, so she hung up. The scammer called her back and made the threats. The call was made from Jamaica.

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