Westerville Police Warn Residents Of Telephone Scam
Investigators say a resident was scammed out of $5,000 by someone claiming be the resident's grandchild.
According to police, a scammer pretending to be the victim's grandchild called and asked for money to be wired to the Philippines because he had been involved in a traffic crash.
Police say the resident wired the cash, but was informed by an employee of the store where the funds were wired that it was more than likely a scam.
The resident told police the grandchild was contacted and was located safely in the United States.
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