Darien resident falls victim to 'grandparents' scam'
An 84-year-old male Darien resident fell victim to a scam Thursday, April 12.
A person who said he was "Officer David Rogers of the Buffalo, N.Y., police department" called and told the victim his grandson Joey was arrested and needed money to post bond. Multiple conversations took place, according to police.
During one conversation, the caller also said he was "Joey." Although the victim told police the caller did not sound like his grandson he did not question it and did as instructed, the report said. The victim wired $12,500 to the scammers in Lima, Peru, through transactions at Western Union outlets in Stop and Shop grocery stores in Darien and Norwalk. When police checked the caller's phone numbers, no information was found from one number; another number may have a connection in Montreal, Canada.