Grandparent scam targeting Delta residents

Delta police is warning residents of a scam targeting Delta residents.

In an afternoon news release on its Facebook page, DPD said officers took two reports Tuesday of a scammer calling Delta residents.

article continues below

“Each time the scammer claimed to be the woman's grandson, greeting them by saying ‘Hi Grandma,’” said DPD. “The man said he'd just been arrested for trafficking, and needed bail money. He requested the woman to go to the bank and pull out the money, and then Fedex it to another address. In one case the woman took out $12,000, but didn't feel right and stopped by our headquarters to get advice. We counselled her to return the money to the bank, and advised her of this type of scam.

“In the second case (reported literally just minutes later) the alleged grandson asked for $6,000. In that case the woman quizzed her supposed grandson, asking for his mother's name.... which oddly enough he didn't know.

Please share with any older people in your life, who may be vulnerable to this type of scam.”

Read Related Topics

© Delta Optimist


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Delta Optimist welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

    Subscription Club: $5/month or $50/year - Receive monthly deals from local merchants.

Opinion POLL

What are you doing more of while stuck at home?

or  view results