Nurse targeted in inheritance scam

by: Jason Stoogenke Updated:

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Scammers targeted Nancelie Baker, of Belmont, who is a nurse, and told her a former patient had died and left her $2.4 million.

She is worried someone is going to fall for it.

"Yes, absolutely, and that, that would be terrible," she said.

The scammer knew her name and address, and that she was a nurse who helped older patients.

The scammer wanted her to call a number and give personal information to claim her inheritance, but Action 9 investigator Jason Stoogenke called instead.

They told Stoogenke it wasn’t a scam but didn’t have much else to say when he pressed for answers and then hung up.

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Security expert Skip Graham said these scammers do their homework on people.

"It's just wrong. It's just wrong," Graham said. "It's pretty scary now. I think that all that information's out there, and folks are just not aware of it."

The Better Business Bureau said those scammers try to get victims to pay a fee to get their inheritance that doesn't exist.

The scammers use different bank names, like Royal Trust Bank and Harrod's. They seem to always use the same address of Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a Baltimore postmark.

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