Scam Warnings

Other scam warnings from Sergeant Jillian Cabana, Westport Police Detective Bureau   Family member arrested- Another common scam involves an elderly person receiving a phone call from someone pretending to be a grandson or granddaughter. The “grandson” or “grand daughter” claims to be under arrest, often in Canada, and needs bail money wired to a particular account, so that they can be released from prison. They may also request the bail payment be made using a Green Dot card or other similar prepaid credit card. Social Security Scams- These calls involve someone claiming to be from social security looking to update your information or reevaluate your status. They often request your name, date of birth, address, social security number and…

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