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Augusta man conned out of $400

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 6:42 PM
Last updated 7:47 PM
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Police say an Augusta man was conned out of $400 Thursday after he received a phone call from a man threatening to harm his mother.

The 52-year-old victim told police that the man on the phone identified himself as Iveless Nieves. He warned the victim that he would harm his mother, who lives in Puerto Rico, if he didn’t send the money via a wire transfer, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say the victim immediately drove to WalMart and wired the money using the name and telephone number he was given. The victim then called his mother, who said a man named Michael called her the day before, asking for her son’s telephone number.

Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to check the suspect’s number using a reverse search, but were unable to find any information.

According to the report, the victim’s mother was never harmed or contacted again.

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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 01/25/14 - 11:32 am
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doesn't sound like a regular
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doesn't sound like a regular "con".. more like a threat...

imwatching
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imwatching 01/25/14 - 04:11 pm
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P.T.Barnum

Mr. Barnum was absolutely correct...LOL!

Dixieman
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Dixieman 01/25/14 - 11:31 pm
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Never, ever

wire money to these people or people claiming to be law enforcement. That's not how you pay stuff, folks.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 01/27/14 - 10:40 am
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sounds like a bogus report in
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sounds like a bogus report in an attempt to garner sympathy so readers will give him money...

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