Sarasota Police issue a scam alert impacting the elderly

 

 

SPD

 

⚠️SCAM ALERT⚠️ We’re investigating a case where an elderly victim received a call that their grandson was arrested, met the suspect & gave cash. Unfortunately it was a scam. Some folks know this scam as the Grandparent Scam (More on that at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/04/grandparent-scams-age-coronavirus)

 

The suspect description: Caucasian female, heavy-set, dark hair & distinct tattoos on neck, arm & back of both her calves. The victim told our Detectives that they tattoos on the suspect’s calves were identical & that of a male’s torso, head and neck. The tattoos are believed to be black or brown in color.

 

If you have any information on this case, please give Detective Ross Revill at 941-263-6092 or email at Ross.Revill@SarasotaFL.gov

 

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