Scam Warning For Elko

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Updated: 7/12/2014 1:19 pm

ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- Elko police are warning residents about an impostor posing as a lawyer as part of a telephone scam in the area.
   Police say the man claims to be an attorney who tells potential victims that a family member has been arrested and jailed, and needs money for bail or legal fees.

   Investigators say the suspect appears to be preying on the elderly and claims that a grandchild needs the money, often requesting thousands of dollars. Police say he sounds legit because he provides the valid name of a lawyer and a law firm

   The Elko Daily Free Press reports that in some cases, the scammer has a partner get on the phone to play the role of a grandchild who talks to the targeted victim.

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teedofftaxpayr - 7/13/2014 1:27 PM
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People at some point in their lives have to start using their brains. If someone calls you and says they're the lawyer for a relative, first call the jail and make sure that relative is there. Or do what I do and tell them good luck see you when you get out. I've had "Microsoft" call me every Saturday for 3 weeks to "look inside my computer". They want me to give them information, guess what-how would Microsoft even have my telephone number? Think people, use your brain for once.

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