Elderly Couple Scammed Out Of 300 Dollars

LUFKIN,TX(KTRE)- Seniors beware scammers are targeting the elderly in Lufkin.

Cornell and Winnie Montgomery of Lufkin say two men came to their door on Tuesday afternoon saying they were an electric company.

The couple says they let them in because they said they could qualify for utility bill assistance. But that wasn't the case.

Cornell says the man asked him for changed a 100 dollar bill and he took out his money to give him change that when he seems to think the man saw how much money he had. So when Cornell sat his money clip down the scammer distracted him and stole 300 dollars from and took off out the door.

The couple described the two suspected scammers as two tall white males in the age range of 40 to 50.