It was reported that an elderly Wellsboro resident was bilked out of $3,500.00 in a telephone scam back on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. The 86 year-old woman had received a phone call telling her she needed to post $3,500.00 bail for her grandson, who was said to be in jail. The victim thought she was helping her grandson and purchased $3,500.00 in gift cards. She then provided the information to the caller.
Scams like this are growing and happening throughout the U.S. Please be careful as more scams are targeting our senior citizens every day. Also with Christmas upon us, other scams may soon be appearing in larger numbers. If suspect a scam please call your local police department. Do not provide your personal or bank information to anyone you do not know.