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Phone scam targeting elderly
MEXICO -- A Roxbury Road resident reported at 10:49 a.m. Nov. 26, that they received a call from an unknown person saying their grandson was in jail in Canada and he would not be bailed out unless they were wired $3,000.
The resident said he talked with his daughter later that day and that his grandson was not in jail. Police Lt. Roy Hodsdon said the department has recently received two similar calls, which are scams.
“Whoever is making the call focuses on the elderly. If anybody else receives a call like this, call the local police before sending out any money," he said.