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Police warn of new scam targeting elderly

National News // Jan. 22, 2020

Vaud police have issued a warning about a scam which targets elderly people.

Pixabay Police warn of new scam targeting elderly

It starts with a phone call. The scammer pretends to be a friend of a family member who needs some cash. They urge the pensioner to go to the bank - then they arrange a meeting place to hand the money over.

The police say they know of five attempts since the beginning of the year – but they worry there could be more victims who haven’t reported it – or may not be aware they’ve been had.

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