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Police Warn Against “Grandparent” Scam

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(South Windsor, Conn./CBS Connecticut) - South Windsor police are warning of a scam after a local woman was recently notified that her grandson was in custody in Springfield.

Police say the so-called “grandparent scam” has cropped up in other cities around the country.

In this particular case, the say the local woman was directed by the suspect to obtain money order cards for the bail.

It was while at a local pharmacy that the intended victim was warned by a clerk that the episode could be a scam.

South Windsor police say an investigation determined that the woman’s grandson was not in custody.

They say citizens should verify anything they’re told over the phone and not to cave to pressure to act quickly.

Additional information is located on the FBI webpage.

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