Willowbrook woman conned out of $15,400

A 68-year-old Willowbrook woman fell for a phone scam and lost $15,400.

Someone called the woman July 15 and told her she had been pre-approved for a $180,000 grant, but she needed to wire a payment of $15,400 to obtain the grant. She sent money from First Merit Bank in Hinsdale to a bank in New York City on July 17. She received another call advising her she would be awarded a grant for $280,000.

The woman became suspicious and reported the calls to the police July 28.

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