Elderly Chesterfield woman scammed into sending $250,000 to 'grandson'

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 17 at 7:26 PM

(KMOV) – Chesterfield police are warning residents after they say an elderly woman was scammed into sending $250,000 to who they thought was their grandson.

According to police, the victim was contacted by a group of scammers and convinced her grandson was being held in prison in a foreign country.

Police said the woman was convinced through a series of phone calls and wired the money to a bank in Peru.

Authorities said they do not know if the victim was a specific target.

Police said there have been no other reports of such scams in Chesterfield but are warning residents to be on the lookout.

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