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Here’s how not to be scammed out of $9,500 crooks took from elderly Boston man

A 93-year-old city man was scammed out of $9,500 in what police are warning is a heartless ruse making the rounds.

It starts with a bogus appeal to help bail out a loved one who was just arrested, usually, or in need of cash fast.

In this case it was a nephew “in a car crash and was arrested in Providence … and needed $9,500.00 for bail.” The victim was told to go to a bank then the Post Office to put the money in a box and wait for someone to come by.

The victim told police Friday an “unknown black male in a white motor vehicle arrived at his address and took the box containing” the cash.

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