Phone scam

    Two elderly Burlington county women were scammed into sending thousands of dollars to Madrid, Spain, reports the Courier-Post.

    The ruse: Both women received two phone calls. One from a man claiming to be each woman’s grandson and that he had been arrested and needed money to make bail in New York City. The other phone call was from a man pretending to be a lawyer, who outlined the details for wiring the money to the phony grandson.

    One of the women told police she wired more than $3,000, reports the Courier- Post.

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