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Elderly Couple Almost Victim Of Phone Scam

Another elderly couple almost falls victim to a phone scam.

The husband and wife received a phone call from what was thought to be their Grandson who was in jail in Mexico.

In order to get out of jail they needed to wire $2000 someone of authority in Mexico.

They were told to go to Wal-Mart and transfer money using Money-Gram to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

An observant Wal-Mart associate questioned the couple and convinced them to call the father of the grandson and that is when they found out that the grandson was right there in the house.

Sheriff Gregg Ewing says that there is no way to locate these scammers because they are usually overseas and phones are very difficult if not impossible to trace.

Even Sheriff Ewing’s Mother was called.

The only problem was that he oldest grandson who was supposedly in a Mexican jail is only six years old.

The Sheriff is requesting that those business that provide money transfer services to be vigilant when someone wants to wire money overseas – especially a senior citizen.

Sheriff Ewing encourages banks to also be cognitive of our seniors wanting to withdraw a large amount of cash.