Vancouver police investigate 'brazen' new scam taking thousands from seniors - BC News

Vancouver police investigate 'brazen' new scam taking thousands from seniors - BC News

Vancouver police are seeking the public's help in identifying a person of interest in a troubling new scam that has already victimized multiple senior Vancouver residents. The scam's perpetrators trick seniors into thinking their loved ones have been arrested and convince them to hand over thousands of dollars for legal fees. “It’s not uncommon for scammers to target the elderly by contacting them by mail, telephone, or online,” says constable Tania Visintin, VPD. “What’s different and concerning is that fraudsters are now showing up at the victims’ doorsteps to collect cash. It’s brazen, and we’re concerned about people's safety.” The scam was first reported to the VPD on Jan.12, when a west side couple in their 70s received a call from a man who claimed their nephew had been in …
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