Not Ready For Prime Time scam unwinds Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm
At a household in Menlo Park's Sharon Heights neighborhood (the resident requested anonymity), the phone calls began Tuesday, Aug. 28, at around 10:15 a.m. The caller claimed to be the resident's 13-year-old grandson calling from a jail holding cell and in urgent need of $2,000.
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Posted by gunste, a resident of the Portola Valley: Ladera neighborhood, on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Old scam. Had a call purportedly from my grandson who claimed he was in New York with a friend for a wedding. He was in school in Incline Village NV. The scammer used the wrong appellation for me, so I interrupted and asked when his birthday was. He hung up before getting to the point asking for bail money.