Limousine arrives to pick up elderly Bloomfield Township woman in elaborate phone scam

Posted at 10:28 AM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 10:41:08-05

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Bloomfield Township Police are investigating an elaborate phone scam that sent a limousine to pick up a woman who believed she won a sweepstakes, according to

Police say the elderly Bloomfield Township resident was scammed out of $13,500 after being notified that she had won a Publishers Clearinghouse sweepstakes prize of $6 million.

She was told to send a cashier's check to a Georgia address to collect her winnings. The woman sent a total of three checks totaling $13,500 before her son found out and advised her to contact police.

The woman called police on Dec. 11 and told them she was contacted via phone and congratulated for winning a Publishers Clearinghouse prize.

The next day, the elderly woman reported a limousine came to her home to take her to an unknown location. According to police, her family told the limousine to leave the home.

Officers believe the limo was an effort to continue the scam.

If you have any information about the limo company or have received similar calls, contact Bloomfield Township Police at (248) 433-7755.