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Phone Scam Targets Elderly

Another scam targeting elderly residents in northern California has surfaced. This time in Placer county- but it could be in any county.
Placer County Detective, Jim Hudson, says the suspects contacted the potential victims using the telephone.
Click here to listen to Detective Jim Hudson

The suspects tried to pre-empt the victims from calling the sheriff by having a second caller try to confirm that the first caller was real.*
Click here to listen to Detective Jim Hudson

The elderly couple did not fall forĀ  the scam and contacted the sheriff to report the incident. Unfortunately this is not an uncommon type of scam.
Click here to listen to Detective Jim Hudson

If you are ever contacted for a solicitation of money you should contact law enforcement immediately. Do not send any funds.

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