Police warn against phone scams, wire money transfers - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Police warn against phone scams, wire money transfers

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

On Wednesday the Poplar Bluff Police Department received a complaint from a citizen who wanted to warn others of a scam. 

The citizen reported she received a phone call from a person who claimed to be her grandson; who said he had been arrested. 

This person asked her to send him $1,500 by wire transfer within two hours so that he could get out of jail. 

Fortunately, this citizen contacted family members before she sent any money. 

The Poplar Bluff Police Department says anyone who receives such a call should hang up immediately and not send any money.  

Any unsolicited request for money sent by wire transfer should be considered suspicious.  

If you have any questions about posting bond for a friend or family member, please contact your local law enforcement agency.  

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