Didsbury RCMP Warn Seniors About Fraud

Didsbury RCMP are reporting a number of recent cases fraud or attempted fraud.

Police say on June 1st a senior in the Water Valley area was a victim of the 'grandparents scam'.

A phone call was received by the senior from someone claiming to be a grandson who needed bail money to get out of jail. $3000 dollars was then sent via Western Union to the caller.

Sergeant Jeff Jacobsen encourages anyone receiving these types of calls to contact other family members first to confirm the whereabouts of their children before sending cash. Jacobsen referred to the scam as a despicable act by criminals to take advantage of elderly people who may not be able to recognize voices of their family members over the phone.

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