Help Seniors Avoid Grandparent Scams


Victoria Ford
February 21, 2022
By Victoria Ford

Stafford Township law enforcement have an urgent message for the public: Absolutely everyone with elderly liked ones has a obligation to educate them on how not to slide for cons by phone and on line. If they acquire a suspicious cellphone contact, they really should immediately hang up, get in touch with a family member and report the incident to the police. So-known as “grandparent scams” are on the rise, with one suspect arrested just this week.
On Feb. 17, the Stafford Township Detective Bureau arrested 41-12 months-outdated Ramon Hurtado of New York Metropolis for theft by deception. He also resisted arrest.
According to police, the sufferer was an 87-yr-outdated Seashore Haven West resident who was informed her grandson was in problems and desired $20,000. She was also instructed to keep on the mobile phone even though the scammer arrived to her property to gather the income.
In the meantime, officers from the detective bureau confirmed up to support the victim and present surveillance both equally within and outdoors the home. They caught the suspect as he approached the house.
Hurtado was charged and lodged at Ocean County Jail.  —V.F.

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