Thursday, October 22, 2020

Woman Swindled Out of Hundreds of Dollars through Phone Scam

The Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville are investigating a report of theft/fraud involving a phone scam.

Troopers say an East Union Township woman was called by an unknown suspect that called her home phone and told her that her grandson was involved in a car accident in New Jersey.

The caller told the woman that her grandson was in jail and needed money to bail him out.

The woman in return sent $875.00 through Western Union to the suspect.  The woman later realized her grandson was not involved in an accident and she had been scammed.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Trooper Karaman at the Frackville barracks at (570) 874-5300 and reference incident number PA2020-1483228.

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