Thursday, September 16, 2021

Girardville Man Swindled Out of Thousands of Dollars through Email Scam

The Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville are investigation a reported theft from a Girardville man through an online scam .

According to Troopers, last wee, a Girardville man told police that he was sent an email that he thought was his boss asking him to purchase gift cards for other employees for the company he works for.

The victim ended up purchasing $4,047.59 worth of Visa Gift Cards and sent the information via email.  After talking to his real boss, the victim realized he was scammed.

State Police are asking anyone with information in regards to this incident to contact Trooper Karaman at the Frackville Barracks by calling (570) 874-5300 and reference incident number PA2021-1238227.