Ontario Co. Sheriff warns of potential scam targeting grandparents

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The Ontario County Sheriff is warning about a scam that targets grandparents.

Sheriff Phil Povero says an 89-year-old man in Canandaigua received a call from someone claiming to be his grandson.

The caller said he was in jail on the west coast and needed bail money. After a few questions the man determined that the call was a scam and hung up.

Povero says if you get this type of call:

  • Hang up.
  • Do not agree to send a check or money or give your credit car number.
  • Contact family members and let them know someone claiming to be family is asking for money.
  • You should also contact police.

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