EPD: Beware of Fake Family Phone Scams - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

EPD: Beware of fake family phone scams

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Evansville Police are warning people to be alert for scammers posing as family members or friends.

The scammers make contact with the victims via email or telephone.

The scammer either tells the victim they are in jail in a foreign country or they have lost all their documents and money in a foreign country.

The victim is then asked to send money to help post bail or replace the documents and money.

The easiest way to verify any story you are being told is to check to see if anyone else knows the person actually went to a foreign country.

If no other family or friends know this person is out of the country, then it is probably a scam. These scams originate in other countries and are hard to investigate.

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