North Rhine-Westphalia: 87-year-old cheated by a five-digit amount of money

Langenfeld (dpa / lnw) - Once again in North Rhine-Westphalia, a senior citizen was cheated out of thousands of euros with the perfidious "shock call" scam by strangers.

North Rhine-Westphalia: 87-year-old cheated by a five-digit amount of money

Langenfeld (dpa / lnw) - Once again in North Rhine-Westphalia, a senior citizen was cheated out of thousands of euros with the perfidious "shock call" scam by strangers. The 87-year-old from Langenfeld was informed by an alleged police officer on Friday that her grandson had caused a fatal traffic accident, the police said on Saturday. The caller demanded bail from the woman so that the grandson would avoid imprisonment. The senior then took the five-digit amount of cash out of the safe deposit box in her bank and gave the money to an unknown woman at her apartment in the Mettmann district.

According to the information, the alleged policeman stayed on the phone the entire time until the money was handed over. Only after the handover did the elderly inform relatives, who in turn called the police. An immediately initiated search for the unknown woman was unsuccessful, the police said. The police again warned against this scam and emphasized that the police never call people and instruct them to collect money from the bank.

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