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Scam Attempts in Lincoln County Target Elderly

23 Sep News

Law enforcement officials are once again  reminding residents to be cautious about scam attempts after another Lincoln  County resident was targeted the past week.

This particular scam targets the  elderly. A young male will call and claim to be a grandchild stuck in a foreign  jail such as Canada or Mexico. The scammer claims to need a large amount of  money to get out, and asks the victim not to tell anyone.

This past week, a Lincoln County man was  called at his home and the scammer claimed he was a grandchild stuck in a  Mexican jail. The grandfather wired $1,900, and later discovered it was a scam  when he got a second call looking for more money.

When Deputies investigated it was too  late to recover the money which had gone to Haiti. Anyone contacted regarding a  relative being in a non-local jail should first call your local law enforcement  agency.