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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Scam Alert: "Grandparent Scams"

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HTPD PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

“GRANDPARENT SCAMS”

All residents are being urged to be cognizant of an increase in phone scams in our area. Many of these scams are following the patterns of what is oftentimes referred to as “grandparent scams” due to preying on senior citizens. The actor(s) in these scams will make contact with an unsuspecting subject relaying some type of urgent matter requiring an immediate transfer of money or personal banking information for a loved one or relative. Examples of the alleged urgent matters are medical emergencies, legal issues requiring immediate bail money, a loved one being stranded, etc. Should you receive this type of call do not provide any information. If possible, attempt to determine the caller’s identifiers such as a name, address, and call back number. Never send cash, gift cards, bank account information, or money transfers to anyone requesting or demanding these items. If you receive this type of call please immediately contact this department. Additional information can be found on websites such as www.consumer.ftc.gov.


Thank you,

Chief Mark D. Roddy

Township of Hanover Police Department

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