Con Men Continue to Bilk Lamorinda Seniors

Despite attempts to educate our senior citizens, it appears that Canadian con men are continuing to defraud the elderly


Editor's Note: Folks, I have no more words. We've , and as recently as last week. The following is from the Moraga police department. It shouldn't be happening but it is:

"The Moraga Police Department has responded to two separate fraud reports during the last week. Citizens reported receiving a telephone call from an unknown male caller in Canada, claiming to be an attorney. The caller told the residents their grandchild was involved in an automobile accident, and requested residents to send money to an address in Canada, to cover vehicle damage. Both calls were fraudulent, and both targeted elderly citizens in our community. Citizens should be suspicious of these types of calls, and should report these incidents to their local police department."

Lissa Sorensen August 31, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Maybe if we caught one or two of these people and brought them to a public square for a beating by their victims.
Sue Peyton August 31, 2012 at 01:40 AM
ThIs just reinforces the importance of an diligence and a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables for seniors.
Ian Lipnicky (still a SportsFan) August 31, 2012 at 03:12 PM
If grandma and grandpa are falling for this it may be time to think about having someone handle their finances for them.
Patrice Martens August 31, 2012 at 09:06 PM
This is very sad and shows that we need to do a better job of talking to our elders and making sure they are protected from people who prey on them. I would support any special penalty brought against people preying on seniors.
Eliz August 31, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I think these guys must be pretty isolated. Most of us have heard of this scam. It is very sad.
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