Fraud

Relative in need

Did you receive a phone call from a grandchild or a family member? Or a “lawyer” or “police officer” there with your family member? Are they in despair because they have been detained in Canada or Mexico for not having a fishing license or for having a protected fish or fruit? Have they been in a car accident? Are they asking for money to pay fines or for car repair? Did a relative call because they need money for a family member in medical need or for medicine? THIS IS A SCAM. Use precaution when sending money in any of these situations. These callers can request that you send money anywhere in the world. If you cannot verify with your family member (calling their number you had before this call, not the “new number” the caller gives you) that they are requesting money and aren’t sure about the transaction, do not send the money. You will be at a loss for any money that is sent.


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