South Windsor, Conn. (WTNH) – Police are warning people about a scam that’s targeting grandparents. This scam has been going on nationally for year, but it’s now being seen in South Windsor.
What happens is, a scammer calls someone, usually an elderly person, posing as a police officer. The caller then says they are a police officer, and a family member of theirs is in jail. The person is told they must get money cards in order to post bail. We’re told one person received such a call just this Wednesday. That person then went to a local store to buy the money cards, when fortunately, a clerk overheard what happened, and told the person they were being scammed.
If you get such a call, call police. Do not buy money cards for someone over the phone. And police will never ask for bail money over the phone.