BPS has received numerous calls involving a phone SCAM

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Brandon Police Service has received numerous calls today regarding a phone scam.  This is the second time this type of phone scam has occurred in Brandon in the last month.  The scammers are calling random people in Brandon and claiming to be a relative (usually a grandchild or son) and stating that they have been involved in an accident with a pregnant woman.  They then convince the victims to pay large sums of money in order to have the relative released from jail or to cover the damages from the accident.  The scammers are then sending someone to the victims’ residences in Brandon to collect the money.  This same type of scam happened at the end of January and a media alert was posted on BPS Facebook and Twitter.  However, the scammers are back in Brandon and defrauding more innocent victims.