PHONE SCAMS: Two Local Phone Scams To Be Aware Of

Just so you’re aware, there’s a scary new phone scam targeting people out here. People will call speaking Spanish claiming they stole you’re child and won’t release them until you pay a ransom. Obviously if you get that call and have a child who’s not with you that second, you could think it’s real. However, this is a scam. Police traced the calls back to a foreign country. Another scam here in town was someone calling an older woman claiming to be her grandson. He said he was in jail and need to be bailed out for $5,000, and she needed to bring the money in a brown envelope. Obviously sketchy, glad she caught it. Be wary of calls like this. Here’s more info.