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Moorestown Police Warn of Phone Scam Targeting the Elderly

Scammers call the elderly saying they are a friend or relative and need money for an emergency.

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Moorestown Police are warning residents to beware of increasing incidents in an ongoing phone scam that is targeting elderly citizens.

The scammer calls and says they are a friend or relative saying they have an emergency and they need money to be electronically transferred.

For example, the scammer will say they are in jail and need bail; they are out of the country and lost their passport; or they are on vacation and lost their wallet.

Police recommend anyone who receives a call like this call the actual friend or relative and make sure they are OK. Police request readers make all friends and relatives aware of the scam.


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