Vernon police are alerting residents about a scam that is targeting senior citizens.
They’re calling it a version of the “grandparents scam.”
In these cases, police said a scammer calls a senior citizen and asks for money to be wired because a relative or friend is in trouble.
Police said the caller will tell the victim that the situation is a secret, so that the victim doesn’t call anyone else before sending money.
Vernon police have some tips for residents who might be contacted by someone asking for money:
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