On Thursday, May 4, a 75-year-old Seaford resident received a call from a stranger who told her she had won a $6 million prize from the Publishers Clearinghouse, according to Nassau County Police. .

However, the scammer told the woman she would need to pay taxes on the winnings before receiving them.

Over the next week, the woman made multiple withdrawals totaling $136,300 and wired the money to an address in Florida.

Additionally, the woman sent approximately $90,000 worth of jewelry to the scammers.

Investigations into the scam are ongoing.

Nassau County detectives are urging citizens to be extremely vigilant when scams are involved and to check on friends and family who may be vulnerable.

Anyone with information about this scam is encouraged to contact 911 or Nassau County

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

All calls will remain anonymous.

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