Wareham Police are reporting that an elderly town resident was recently scammed out of 10-thousand dollars after receiving a phone call that their grandson was in jail and needed money to secure his release.
The victim was told to go to Lowes and Home Depot to purchase gift cards, which they thought would be used for their grandson’s release from jail.
They took out 6-thousand dollars from their bank account and 4-thousand dollars from their credit card to purchase the cards.
The suspect then contacted the victim again requesting the codes on the gift cards.
The Wareham Police are actively investigating the case and reminds everyone to be alert for scammers.
If you didn’t initiate the call, do not give out personal information and beware of anyone requesting information over the phone. If you think a loved one is in trouble, contact the police.