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Scam artists target Ventura elderly

October 10, 2009 12:45:15 AM PDT
Scam artists are targeting the elderly in Ventura and tricking them to wire money.Police say suspects call their victims and identify themselves as a relative, usually a grandson or a nephew.

The victim gives the name of a relative and the suspect says they are in trouble somewhere outside the country and need money.

The victims are convinced to wire money to the suspect.

Investigators are asking people to talk with older family members about the information they give on the phone.

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