The are warning that seniors be alert when individuals posing as their grandchildren call for money.
According to a message sent by police, there are been reports of a "grand-kit bail" scam in which a senior is contacted by a young person posing as their grandchild who say they've been arrested in a foreign country while traveling. Police say the connection is usually weak and the voice stressed, which convinces the senior there is trouble and wires 'bail money'.
In a separate scam also reported to the GRPD, police warn of a timeshare company called "Tribal Events and Services" modifying the 'Mexican timeshare tax scheme.' In this scheme, police say thieves attempt to collect fake closing costs and government taxes from timeshare owners, particularly those considering selling their timeshare.
"As a general rule, the GRPD urges residents to confirm requests for money or offers, especially offers too good to be true," police said. "If in doubt, a simple Google search or a call to the local police can often prevent you from becoming a victim of these types of scams."