Police warn of grandparent scam

Grandmother was scammed by someone pretending to be a lawyer, said Williams Lake community policing co-ordinator Dave Dickson.

Another senior has been scammed in Williams Lake.

Last week a local grandmother received a phone call from someone pretending to be a lawyer, said Williams Lake community policing co-ordinator Dave Dickson.

She was told by the caller her grandson was in a car crash and was in jail.

He’d been charged, was going to be appearing in court in a few hours and wanted the lawyer to represent him so the grandmother needed to send money for the lawyer fees.

“This person has sent $8,000 to Lima, Peru,” Dickson said. “It’s called the grandparent scam. These callers prey on seniors and it’s so heart breaking.”