(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.