• LOCAL RESIDENT VICTIM OF SCAM
    DAPHNE COLE (file)

LOCAL RESIDENT VICTIM OF SCAM

Convincing email from colleague persuades her to act

FRAUD USES FAMILIAR NAME TO TRICK RECIPIENTS

A Blackstone woman is sharing her story of being scammed out of $500 in hopes that others in this area will be more cautious.

Daphne Cole -- a community volunteer, birdwatcher, and environmental advocate -- admits she was distracted and let her guard down during the incident last week.

The scam involved an email that appeared to be from a fellow bird enthusiast and asked Daphne to buy gift cards to help veterans.

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