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


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.


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.

Redondo Beach Police Department
401 Diamond St
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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

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