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Sarnia Police Issues Warning About Grandson Phone Scam
Residents of Sarnia in Southwestern Ontario, Canada are being called by scam artists pretending to be relatives, involved in accidents.
According to a press release by the Sarnia Police, a local man in his 80′s received a telephone call from someone claiming he was the victim’s son. He told the victim he had been in a car accident in Montreal while driving a rental car with no insurance. The caller asked for money to pay for a fine and some other expenses.
The money was sent and the next day the victim received another call asking for more money to pay for a second fine for driving while impaired. Over the next few days the victim received more calls requesting money, one call was another man claiming to be a lawyer acting for the “son” and requested a lawyers fee. The victim sent a total of $15,000
Scam artists use a number of tactics to extract money from unassuming seniors.
- Arrested by Police for DUI
- Detained by Customs at Airport
- Detained by DEA
- Hurt in Car Accident
- Detained in Foreign Country
- I Hit a Car & am Now Detained at Gunpoint
- Your Grandson is Seriously Injured & Can’t Speak
If you are in Sarnia and also a victim of phone call fraud or have received suspicious phone call, contact Sarnia Police Department at: Phone: +1 519-344-8861; Address: 555 Christina St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 7X6, Canada
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