An 82 year old woman in Murfreesboro was scammed by someone claiming to be her grandson. The victim told police that the man posing as her grandson told her that he had been in an accident and was arrested for DUI.
The victim told Murfreesboro Police that she noticed the subject sounded "different" than her grandson, so she pointed that out to the caller. The man told her that he had been in a wreck and had to receive stitches "in his jaw," which is why he sounded different.
After the call came in from the subject who told the woman he was her grandson, she got a call from a man claiming to be her grandson's lawyer. The second caller in Missouri told the woman that she needed to wire him $2,400. Without skipping a beat, she wired the money.
As luck would have it, the real grandson called her after she wired the money. The real grandson told her that he was at work and not in an accident and not facing a DUI charge.
Shortly after the grandmother talked to the real grandson, she received a follow up call from the man posing as her grandsons lawyer. The man asked her to wire another $2,100. The good news, the 82-year old woman quickly told him NO and then she hung up the phone and called the police. The bad news, there are no known suspects or witnesses at this time.
MPD Incident 16-14539