Pigeon Drop Scam Warning

Law enforcement is warning about a scam called a pigeon drop. Two Longview residents are its latest victims. In both cases today, the scam artists got the victims to withdraw a large sum of cash from personal accounts. They were promised an unknown amount of money in a bag if they could first show some money up-front. But, the scam artists made a switch and gave the victims a bag full of ordinary paper instead.

No arrests have been made. If you are approached by an individual asking to withdraw money, contact the Longview Police Department immediately.

Amy Tatum, reporting.