Community: Fruitport Police is advising our residents of a recent increase in Financial Fraud of elderly residents.
Fruitport Police is advising our residents of a recent increase in Financial Fraud of elderly residents. The most recent scams targets elderly residents where victims are told that a family member is in jail or is in the hospital and needs financial assistance immediately. Feeling that the call is legitimate, due to having accurate information about their family member, victims have sent large amounts of money.
Please be aware of this increasing problem and speak to your elderly family members. The names, addresses, and phone numbers from the callers are factitious and prosecution in these incidents is nearly impossible. Making our elderly residents aware of the scam and prepared to make informed decisions is the best course of action.
Financial Fraud information is available at our department.
Sgt. Andrew Hunt