TRUMBULL, CT — The Trumbull Police Department warns residents about a recent increase of scams targeting senior citizens.
In a recent Facebook post, police said there are numerous types of scams like these, however they can be difficult to investigate even if police are made aware of them; often, the suspects are in another country or quickly leave the scene with little information about them left behind.
“Due to complexity of these cases, the victims most likely will not get their money or valuables back,” police said on Facebook.
According to police, these types of scams can include:
-The caller claiming to be a family member that has an illness or was arrested. This caller will put urgency into helping them and tell the victim not to contact anyone, especially the police.
-The caller may claim to be a law enforcement official that has custody of the victim’s family member and would demand bail or funds for their release.