Scam Phone Call Alert

On October 26, 2018 a resident of the township received a scam phone call. The caller claimed to be the victims grandson and he told them he was arrested and needed help. The caller further stated that he was in Maryland and had been attending the funeral of a friend and had a few drinks.  He claimed he then drove, getting into an accident and breaking his nose. The victim stated it really sounded like her grandson and the subject even "cried" over the phone making the victim feel very anxious. They said the caller used their grandson's name and knew their name which made it sound even more authentic. However, the victim told the caller that he should call his mother.  The caller further told the victim that an attorney would reach out to arrange payment to get him out of jail. The victim was told not to answer the phone or give any personal information over the phone.

This is just a reminder NOT to give any personal information out over the phone. If you have recently received a call of this type, feel free to contact your local police department. If you are unsure if you have a relative in trouble, contact that relative or another family member to verify the information.

Incident Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 2:13pm

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Location: 

Bleim Road
Pottstown, PA 19464