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Sheriff's office warns of senior-targeted scam


The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning county residents of a scam targeted to seniors.

According to a media release from the sheriff’s office, the scam revolves around someone calling a resident and claiming they’re a grandchild who has been jailed and needs money for attorney’s fees, bail and other expenses. The caller, explaining their strange-sounding voice, says they have a cold to divert suspicion away from the caller.

According to the release, the first call is often followed up with a second call from another person claiming to the grandchild’s attorney, who con...

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