‘Grandchild in Jail’ Scam Strikes Again

Some people are lower than dirt. Here are today’s nominees:

An 84 year old Bradley Rd. woman fell victim to the “grandchild in jail needs bail” phone scam on Jan. 23, report Westlake Police. The Montreal caller claimed that relatives of POLICE_Westlake_Disclaimerhers were jailed in Mexico. The poor woman went ahead and bought $6000 worth of gift cards and gave the PINs to the caller. Another caller tried to obtain more money later, but the victim had realized that she was being scammed and did not cooperate.

Sad but true – please warn your elderly loved ones that evil exists.


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