Glenville police warn of scam that’s cost seniors tens of thousands of dollars
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Glenville police are sounding the alarm about a brazen in-person scam targeting seniors.
They say someone on the phone pretends to be a court or bail bondsman, and needs bail money for a relative who is under arrest.
A person then goes to the victim’s home to collect the money.
Police say one victim lost $15,000. Another victim lost $20,000.
Police say similar scams have involved a story about car repairs or car accidents.
If you get a call like this, police say to ask for a call back number, and call your relative in question or the local police department.