Nova Scotia RCMP say two men trying out a new telephone fraud scam managed to swindle an elderly Amherst area woman out of $10,000 over the weekend.
Nova Scotia RCMP say the woman received a call on Sunday from a man claiming to be her grandson. The man told her he had been arrested and needed money to be released from jail before handing the phone over to another man, who claimed to be a lawyer, police allege.
The woman ended up sending close to $10,000 in the form of a Canada Post money order to a specific location to have the man released from jail.
Last week, RCMP sent out warnings about this scam after various other people got similar calls. Police are advising anyone who gets such a call to contact the anti-fraud centre at 1-888-495-8501.
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