Police warn of scammers targeting seniors
DENVER – An elderly Denver woman is warning other seniors after scammers targeted her home and stole $300 in cash.
Georgia Clark, 81, reported the robbery to Denver Police on Saturday after two men posing as Xcel Energy workers pretended to be offering rebates in order to get into her Race Street home.
“I didn’t even think, that’s what I’m mad about…how stupid can you get,” said Clark in an interview with FOX 31 Denver on Thursday.
Earlier this week, Denver Police issued a warning to seniors about the latest scam in which one worker distracted the victim long enough to let the other go through the house looking for cash.
“Don’t be afraid to be rude. You are not obligated to open the door for anyone you don’t know,” Denver Police warned seniors in a statement.
Georgia Clark was offered a $60 rebate from the workers but was asked to provide change for a $100 bill, all the while not realizing the two men were thieves ready to prey on her naiveté.
“I went in to get the change and he followed me and he was right behind me the whole time, and I was just wanting to get rid of him,” added Clark.
Clark would be distracted moments later in the backyard before the thieves would take off with her cash.
Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to call Denver Police.
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