This letter is an alert to grandmothers.
There is a scam operating in this area. A young man will call saying he is your oldest grandson, saying his voice is different because he is wearing a neck brace. He states he had an auto accident that morning; a car pulled in front of him, he couldn’t stop and rear-ended the car.
He then puts his so-called court-appointed attorney on the phone. The so-called attorney states the problem is the man driving the car he hit is a military Mexican diplomat, who is planning to return to Mexico that day, and if your grandson doesn’t furnish the money for damages today he will be jailed until the insurance company settles, which could be up to two weeks. Could you put up the money? The insurance company (I was told Allstate) will reimburse you.
I thought I was helping my grandson, so I wired the money to Mexico.
I went to the Fairfield police to try to make a report. They didn’t give any help. So grandma, you are on your own. Please be alert to any similar phone calls.