Scam Alert Issued
Area residents are being alerted by law enforcement authorities to another scam making its way through the region.
The telephone scam involves a person calling individuals, claiming to be a family member, who is in trouble in a foreign country and in need of money to get out of trouble. The caller passes themselves off as a grandchild or niece or nephew and asks for money to be wired to them.
Authorities urge anyone receiving such a call to do their homework – call and check with family members to confirm the caller is who they represent themselves to be.
Anyone who receives such a call is urged to contact their nearest law enforcement agency.