Victim Doesn’t Fall For The Grandmother Scam in Telephone Fraud on South Prindle Ave, Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights police received a report about Friday of a telephone scam directed at an elderly resident in the 400 block of South Prindle Avenue. Police received a report that a male subject called an 80 yr-old female complainant and claimed to be her grandson using the correct name. He asked her to send bond money because he was arrested for DUI in California. The complainant was reluctant to talk to the subject and ended the call. The subject called the next day and again asked for bond money. The call was cordially terminated. The complainant received a third call the following day and the subject told her he no longer needed the money and was back at home.

The first call occurred on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. The second call occurred on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Third call occurred on Friday, November 2, 2012 in the early afternoon.

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