Telephone Scammers Try Again
Another man joined the conversation, claiming to be a law enforcement officer and told the woman her grandson would be sent to the penitentiary if she did not send the money.
The men told her to go to two different HyVee Banks and take out $5,500.00 at each location and arrange a money transfer.
She alerted police instead, who told her her grandson was fine and at work, not in Candada or arrested.
On November 1, Columbia police received a second report of this activity.
The complainant is 87 years old and received the same call from a man pretending to be her grandson. He again said he was in Canada and needed money to bond out of jail.
Identical to the first case, a second man came on the phone and said he was a law enforcement officer.
He told her to go to Western Union and send $2805.00 in her grandon's name. She was told to call them back with the receipt number.
Instead, she called her grandson, who was fine, and then called police.