DUNWOODY, Ga. — A Dunwoody woman called police Oct. 11 after she made a succession of payments totaling $316,000 to someone claiming to represent a Chinese Embassy.
On Oct. 3, the woman was contacted by someone claiming to represent a Chinese Embassy. The caller said the woman was suspected in an international money laundering ring in China. She was told to send $66,000 to review her case.
She complied, and a few days later, the woman was instructed to send an additional $30,000.
On Oct. 10, someone claiming to represent the Shanghai Police called the woman and said they were going to extradite her on criminal charges. They said she could pay a $220,000 bond to avoid extradition.
The woman complied again and later became suspicious of the transactions once the suspects told her to sell her house but to not tell her husband.