Elderly warned of SW Side scam

October 15, 2009 7:52:03 AM PDT
Police are warning residents of Chicago's Southwest Side about a scam involving the elderly.A thief is targeting victims in the Beverly, Mount Greenwood, Morgan Park and Brainerd neighborhoods.

According to police, victims receive a call from a man claiming to be a police detective. The man says he has people in custody who withdrew money from the victim's bank account. He tells the senior citizens to withdraw funds from their bank account, to confirm that *tellers* are involved in the fraud. The criminal then meets the victim, shows a badge and takes the money.

If you have information about this scam, you are urged to call police at (312) 747-8273.


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