A recent scam has emerged where a male suspect telephones elderly victims
informing them a grandson is in jail and they need to wire money using Western Union
to have him released. The suspect usually says the grandson is in jail in a foreign county.
The calls originate fro outside the United States, some with a Canadian area code of (514).
Please be aware of unidentified callers asking for money to be wired.
Call the family member in question to confirm the validity of the circumstances.
Please inform or forward email to elderly relatives or friends.
If you receive a telephone call like this, notify the LAPD. (877-275-5273)