Aiken Department of Public Safety investigating scam offering free money

Two incidents involving a scheme with offers of free money are under investigation by the Aiken Department of Public Safety.


In two separate incidents Tuesday, an unknown black woman approached the targets in parking lots, said Cpl. Jeremy Hembree in a news release. Both times, the woman asked if a bag containing large rolls of cash belonged to them.

When they did not claim the bags, the woman asked to get into the car with them, and they refused. She then handed a phone to the targets with a male on the other end saying they needed to come to a lawyer’s office to claim reward money, Hembree said.

In one incident, the person observed the woman leave the scene in an older model, small green sedan. The woman is described as in her mid-40s, about 5-feet 8-inches tall with a medium build.

Anyone with information related to her identity or the crime is asked to contact Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) 274-6372. A cash reward up to $1,000 is being offered.




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