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Elderly warned about phone scam

Published April 04. 2013 10:00AM   Updated April 04. 2013 10:13AM

Waterford — Police are warning the public of a scam that seems to be targeting elderly residents in the community.

Police said an elderly resident recently received a call from a woman stating that she was an attorney for the victim’s granddaughter who got arrested for driving while intoxicated. The woman then put a young girl on the phone who pretended to be the granddaughter. The granddaughter asked the elderly resident to send $900 via Western Union to a specific location.

Police said the elderly resident went to Western Union and was informed by the associate that this was a scam, stopping the transaction.

Police said they responded to this type of scam numerous times, and it usually involves a “relative” who needs bond money.

Police said to immediately hang up on the caller if they receives this type of request.

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