Scam Costs Salina Woman $2,300
Jeff Garretson - Mon 10:27 AM 12/03/2012
An elderly woman is scammed over the telephone.
According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, an 83-year-old Salina woman called police on Friday after sending what she believed to be "bail money" to help her grandson.
Police say the woman was contacted by someone claiming to be with the Mexico City Police Department.
She was told that her grandson had been involved in an accident and would need money wired over to bond out.
The woman is now out of $2,300 after sending a money gram to help.
Police say the call originated from Montreal, Canada.
The woman realized she had been scammed when she called her grandson - and found him okay and attending his college in the US.