Grandparents Scam – Be Aware

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On January 17th, 2024 Brandon Police received over 30 calls from residents reporting the grandparent scam. Similar calls where the caller pretends to be the grandchild and was in an accident and needs money for bail.  A few callers pretended to be a lawyer for the grandchild and offered to help make arrangements to get the money to assist their grandchild.  Only one complaiant reported sending $9000 in bit coin currency. This matter is under investigation.

Please hang up on these scam artists and DO NOT GIVE ANYONE OR SEND ANYONE MONEY!!!