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Flagler officials warn of phone scam

11:18 AM, Jun 21, 2013   |    comments
Flagler County Sheriff's Office
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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a telephone scam that has already cost several senior citizens a lot of cash.

A 92-year-old Palm Coast man wired $1,500 to Mexico City this week, after getting a call that his grandson had been arrested there.

The caller later tried to get an additional $12,000 but family members intervened.

In April, an elderly couple wired almost $1,600 after someone called to say a family member had been detained in Mexico.


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