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Downtown Erie Scam Reported

Downtown Erie Area Scam


A guy comes up to you and says he has to pick up his truck which was impounded because his employee was picked up for a DUI.   He says he has most of the fee but
needs an additional sixteen dollars. .... Sometimes it's nineteen dollars.   He is tall, dressed ok, clean and speaks well.
He insists and promises you a bonus if you lend him the money.   The guy gave me a phone number, name and address.  The address was an abandoned house four houses away.
The cement company he owned was just a truck parked on 10th street because they were doing work.  He said he owned or worked for the company. 

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