SP Police Warn of Attempted Telephone Fraud
The Southern Pines Police Department is warning residents of telephone fraud after a resident on Sunday received a call from a person claiming to be needing bail money.
The person claimed to be a grandson of the intended victim and said he needed approximately $2,800 to post bail following his arrest in Florida on a DWI charge, police said.
The intended victim was researching Western Union wire transfer locations when the caller again called to check on the status of the money. A friend of the intended victim answered the phone and began to question the caller, it became evident that the caller was not the grandson of the intended victim and quickly hung up when questioned further.
Residents are asked to be extremely vigilant when receiving telephone requests that involve mailing or transferring money. Furthermore, residents are asked to report these type of activities to your local police department.
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