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'Grandparent Scam' Thwarted By Store Clerk in South Windsor

Man told elderly couple he was a Springfield police officer and had their grandson in custody.

South Windsor police are urging people to be on the lookout for phone scams after a "Grandparent Scam" was thwarted on Thursday.

Police say an elderly couple received a call from a male who claimed to be a Springfield police officer. The man said he had the woman's grandson in custody and directed the victim to obtain money order cards for bail.

The victims went to the CVS pharmacy at 525 Buckland Road, according to nbcconnecticut.com, to buy the money order cards but the clerk warned the victim about such scams and police were notified.

Officers determined that the grandson was not in custody and police continue to investigate the incident.
Bert Marchael July 10, 2014 at 08:56 PM
Similar scam involving the IRS. Caller Id will say Washington DC or even IRS and demand money. Remember the IRS only contacts you through the mail.
Corrine July 11, 2014 at 08:39 AM
Yay for the store clerk who informed the couple!!

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