High Desert Residents warned of Telephone Scam
(Best Syndication News) - The City of Hesperia is warning residents of a telephone scam targeting the elderly in the High Desert. The scammer calls potential victims pretending to be a grandchild of the elderly person and asks for money.
The imposter calls their victim, claims to have been in a traffic accident, and asks the grandparent to buy a $500 “Green Dot Money Pack” to help them. Then they call the elderly person later to get the card number.
This is just one of many scams going on by telephone and by the Internet. The victim believes the scammer because they have personal information or pretends to be a family member.
The Hesperia Police department is asking residents to be on guard when receiving a telephone call requesting money. If there is a money request, the person giving the money should investigate with other family members to make sure it is real and not a scam before giving away any money. Additionally, the police department suggests reporting the suspicious activity to local law enforcement as soon as possible.
By: Dave Reddy