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Channel 3 viewers help out grandmother who was scammed out of thousands

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Concetta Perry couldn't believe the generosity of those who thought to help her. (WFSB) Concetta Perry couldn't believe the generosity of those who thought to help her. (WFSB)
TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A grandmother was scammed out of her life savings, and after her heartbreaking story aired on Channel 3, viewers reached out, looking to help.

Concetta Perry didn’t ask for money or have a GoFundMe page, and even said all she wanted was to prevent other people from being scammed, but that didn’t stop some from lending a helping hand.

"I just felt sorry for her,” said Ken Burkamp, of Manchester.

After watching Perry’s story of losing $9,000 to a scammer, Burkamp said he knew he just wanted to help her.

"I have a check here for $2,000...just a start to replenish her money,” Burkamp said.

June Seichter also saw the story on WFSB.com, and wanted to donate $200 to Perry.

"I felt very sad for the woman. I have an elderly mother and I feel bad if people got duped out of money,” Seichter said.

On Wednesday, Channel 3 showed up on Perry’s doorstep in Torrington to deliver the big surprise.

“Oh my God. I can't believe this,” Perry said when she saw the donations.

She said she plans to put the money right in her savings account, and said it will be a good safety net for bills and medication.

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