Elderly Solon Couple Wire $5,800 to Phone Scammers
The information in this report is from a Solon Police.
A Solon couple in their sixties received a phone call that no one wants to receive: Their nephew had been in an accident in Mexico and needed money to get out of jail, said the man on the other end of the line.
The problem is, the nephew wasn't in Mexico, and was fine. The couple fell for a scam, said Solon Police.
The couple, a 65-year-old man and his 64-year-old wife, wired $2,000 to the caller on Aug. 11.
Two days later, they received another calls saying the nephew's car was damaged, and they needed more money. The couple wired another $1,900.
The next day, the "nephew" needed cash for the plan ride home, so the couple sent another $1,900.
Then they spoke to the nephew's mother, who said her son was fine.
The couple filed a report with the Solon Police on Aug. 21.