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In Two Cases Suspect Pretends To Be Grandson To Scam Elderly Out Of Money

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Richland Police had a warning for elderly people Tuesday night.

In there last two weeks there have been two similar cases that have officers concerned.

A scammer called two different elderly people and pretended to be the victims grandson. 

Over the phone the suspect told them that he got drunk, hijacked a car and crashed in Canada .  He then asked for $3,000 dollars to fix the car.

Police want the public to beware.

They say never give out personal information over the phone.

Tuesday night they did not have any suspects. There was no caller ID available after the calls.

Police tell KNDU that the victims did not give out personal information and contacted the Richland Police immediately.

If you have been a victim contact police.

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