Woman thwarts scam seeking bond money

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A woman reported Dec. 13 that someone had impersonated her granddaughter and a New York police officer in a phone call to obtain money.

The woman said she received a call from an unknown number from a man who said he was a police officer in New York. He claimed that the woman’s granddaughter had been arrested for her involvement in a car accident.

An unknown woman then came on the phone, pretending to be the woman’s granddaughter.

The woman told the callers that her granddaughter is under 10 years old. She said this “confused” the callers, but they insisted that her granddaughter’s attorney would call to arrange bond. No exact dollar amount was requested.

When the woman called her son to check on her granddaughter, he confirmed that the granddaughter was safe at home. The woman did not receive any additional calls.


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