Sweepstakes Scam

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A man was able to dupe a 72-year-old Upper West Side woman out of $120,000. The woman, who lives on West 84th Street and West End Avenue, told police Sept. 29 that she got a phone call from a man who identified himself as Dennis Morris from PricewaterhouseCoopers. He told her in June that she won $750,000. In order to get the prize money, he then told her, she had to pay for the transfer. The woman told police she sent the $120,000 to the man through Western Union.

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