ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A woman called police June 20 after she realized she had been scammed out of $1,800.

The woman received an email on June 13 from someone posing as the principal at her child’s private school. The scammer asked for some emergency funds to help pay for a special gift for people at a conference. 

Over several emails, the woman sent $1,800 worth of Amazon gift cards to the scammer. She then became suspicious of the interactions and called police.

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