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
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 12/12/2013 5:20:38 PM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 News