Westerville Police Warn Residents Of Telephone Scam


UPDATED: Tuesday April 2, 2013 8:48 AM

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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