Elderly Man Scammed in Pike County

By Sam Miller
A theft in Pike County is under investigation. According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Blooming Grove, this incident took place on February 24th when an unnamed 90 year old Hawley man was contacted by someone offering to fix his desktop computer. The victim agreed to give the person remote access to his computer, and was told to pay with gift cards. The victim purchased $500 worth of gift cards and gave the information to the scammer. Police remind the public not to give information to anyone asking for payment in gift cards.