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Grandparent Scam Continues Locally

LETHBRIDGE:  A scam that targets senior citizens continues in spite of much focus by the media.

Regional Police have received several reports from local residents who have been targeted in the "Emergency Scam" or "Grandparent Scam".  Unknown callers claim to be a family member, usually a grandchild, in need of cash for emergency expenses. Sometimes, the fraudsters may claim to be a family friend, neighbour or a lawyer acting on behalf of a relative. The claim to have been arrested or involved in an accident while traveling and ask for money to be sent by way of a money  transfer company. The caller asks the intend victim not to tell other relatives.

Police remind you to verify all claims by calling the home or cell number of your relative or friend.

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 4/19/2014 5:20:38 PM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 News
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