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Redondo Beach Police Department
Tuesday August 15th, 2017 :: 05:00 p.m. PDT

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Scam Alert: Please read about current scams and how to protect yourself.

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Elderly Phone Scam Alert
On June 7, 2017 - a male pretending to be the victim’s grandson, called her to notify her that he was in jail and he needed her to send him $4,000 to get out of jail.

- On that day the victim went to Wal Mart and purchased $4,000 in gift cards; she provided the subject with the gift card numbers.

- The subject then requested her to open a new bank account to transfer money into the account for legal fees. The victim eventually noticed $10,000 missing from her account.

- Total Loss: $14,000
 

On June 23, 2017 the victim received a phone call from a male subject who represented himself as a "Malware Protection Agent."

- Suspect told the victim she is receiving a $250 rebate and requested the victim’s bank info.

- The victim talked to the male several times between July 23 - 28. On July 28th, she noticed $20,000 missing from her bank account.

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Please be wary of unsolicited calls, emails received, etc. Never provide your personal information to an unsolicited caller or unconfirmed internet contact. If you have been a victim of a scam or fraud, please call the Redondo Beach Police Department at (310) 379-2477.

Address/Location
Redondo Beach Police Department
401 Diamond St
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-379-2477

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