The Lubbock County Sheriff's Department says people in Lubbock are still getting calls from a phone scam. The scam is that a caller claims to be the prospective victim's grandson or granddaughter or sometimes the caller claims to be an attorney for the grandchild.
The victim is asked to send money via Western Union to get the grandchild out of jail. In a written statement yesterday the Sheriff's Department says the scammers are still targeting Lubbock's senior citizens.
The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office released this press release:
Lubbock, TX – Date: July 26th, 2011
POSSIBLE PHONE SCAM
The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office has received calls from concerned citizens regarding a possible telephone scam that is circulating. They seem to be targeting senior citizens and the person or persons making the calls have stated the following:
States that one of the victim's relatives(grandson or granddaughter) is in jail overseas and they are representing Marvin Steinberg Attorney At Law (Ph#888-766-8699)
The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office wishes to make the public aware of these types of fraudulent criminal operations and prevent any monetary loss from the citizens of Lubbock County.
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