A Riverside woman was scammed out of $970 in cash and roughly $1,400 in jewelry after two women convinced her that if she turned over her ID and other belongings she could collect winnings from a lottery ticket, Southampton Town police said.
The woman was approached by the scammers at noon last Tuesday at the victim’s home in Riverside, police said. The two asked to use the victim’s ID, claiming that they had a winning lottery ticket and needed to cash in, according to the report.
The scammers then talked the victim into handing over the cash and jewelry as part of the scam and ran off, police said.
Detectives are investigating the incident, according to the incident report.