Elderly female resident victim of Fraud. Police following up.

Once again Police draw your attention to another type of phone scam. This one has been around for a while but still active.

Victim receives phone call from someone claiming to be a family member. They indicate they are in trouble or police custody somewhere and need money wired to them for bail. The request is usually made to access a western union location.

Further to media release from last week, police remind people once again to not get involved in any of these fraudulent scams.

If you have elderly relatives in your care or a local retirement home, speak to them about these scams. A lot of the times, these people are being made the targets.