Two Northborough residents victim of ‘Grandparent Scam’

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The Northborough Police Department is located on Main Street. Photo/Laura Hayes
Northborough police are reminding residents to be aware of the “Grandparent Scam.”
(Photo/Laura Hayes)

NORTHBOROUGH – Northborough police are warning residents to be diligent following the discovery of a “Grandparent Scam” this week.

According to police, the scam is a situation “where the victim is contacted by someone indicating that their grandchild is in some type of trouble, either in jail or hurt etc., and they request a large amount of money to help their grandchild.”

“It is an elaborate, well-thought-out scam,” and two residents have already been taken in, said police.

If a resident has been contacted, and they believe it’s a scam, they should contact the Northborough Police Department at 508-393-1515 or [email protected].

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