Phone Scam Targets Kanabec County

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 11:45 am

The Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office reports a series of fraudulent phone calls are targeting elderly citizens in the area. The calls are coming from Canada and say the grandchildren of the local residents are in jail and need bail money.

The amount of the requests range from $2,000 to $25,000. The caller requests that the money be sent via money gram from a Wal-Mart, SuperAmerica or U.S. Bank.

Anyone with information or who has received these fraudulent calls are encouraged to call the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office at 320-679-8400 or the Mora Police Department at 320-679-5170.

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