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A Winnipeg senior who was almost swindled out of $5,000 by a phone scam is sharing her story in hopes of saving others from falling victim.

Adeline Anderson – who is 92 years old – said usually when she gets a call from someone she doesn’t know she hangs up. But in this instance, it sounded like her daughter and she was crying.

“This lady was on the phone crying her head off,” said Anderson. “I thought, ‘God. I got to help this person because it’s my daughter.’ It sounded like her.”

After the initial call, Anderson said the phone rang again, this time a man claiming her daughter was involved in an accident.

“I was quite upset about this. (I was told) that she was in a car accident and then she hurt a six-year-old girl in the other car and (the girl) had lots of broken bones, but …

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