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Phone scam
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Editor:

While I visited my mother for her birthday on July 16 and 17, she received a phone call from a male stating he was her favorite grandson. My sister answered the phone, and, as soon as I heard her end of the conversation, I told her to hang up, that it was a scam. I read about it in the AARP bulletin.

The next day, the man called. I looked at the caller ID, saw it was a cell phone, and I answered it. This time, when he said, “Hi, this is your favorite grandson”, I strung him along, asking a lot of questions. He gave me a long story about his trip to Niagara Falls and how he got arrested and needed bail money. I told him that I knew this was a scam and that I had called the police and to never call this number again. He hung up immediately.

I just wanted the elderly of Beeville to be forewarned about this scam. My mother is 84 years old, but I’ve told her not to answer any call that she didn’t recognize the number. My sister is calling one of the policemen she knows in Beeville about this call.

Frank Gunderman
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