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Elderly Port Moody man almost loses $12K in bail scam

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Has someone called you claiming to be police asking for money to bail a family member? The best tip: call your local police.

A senior in Port Moody nearly fell victim to a phone scammer who asked him to withdraw money to get a family member out of jail.

The price: $12,000.

Port Moody police (PMPD) are warning the public about this latest scam attempt as the fraudster also claimed to be an officer from the local department.

“Police will not call family members asking for bail money,” states PMPD spokesperson Const. Sam Zacharias in a news release today (April 22), noting the best thing to do is phone local police to be sure.

The incident took place on Thursday (April 21) when an elderly man received a phone call and the person on the other side claimed to be local police.

They said one of his family members needed $12,000 in bail money after being taken into custody.

The man withdrew the money from his bank account,…

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