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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Summerside police are investigating after two victims turned over $17,000 in money to scammers who falsely claimed that relations have been in authorized bother and wanted cash to get out of jail.
Each incidents occurred on July 17 when the victims obtained telephone calls reporting that their grandsons had been in automotive accidents, have been in bother and wanted cash to get out of jail.
In a single case, the sufferer was placed on the telephone briefly with somebody who they thought was their grandson after which went and withdrew cash from their financial institution. The victims then handed over money — one turned over $9,000 and the opposite $8,000 — to a fraudster who went to their residence in individual to choose up the cash.
One incident occurred within the Lefurgey subdivision between 3 and three:30 p.m. The scammer is described as a white lady in her 30s, standing between 5 toes 5 inches and 5 toes seven inches tall. Police mentioned she weighed round 130 kilos and will have been carrying dark-coloured pants and a dark-coloured jacket with the hood up.
The second incident occurred between 2:45 and three:15 p.m. in Gavin Estates.
The fraudster in that incident is described as a dark-skinned lady carrying black or darkish clothes. Police mentioned she stood round 5 toes seven inches tall with a medium construct and darkish hair.
Anybody with details about the incident is requested to name Summerside Police Companies at 902-432-1201 or tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.