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Fraud cases targeting the elderly in Alhambra

The Alhambra Police Department released a statement on Facebook last Friday warning residents of fraud cases targeting elderly residents.

In the past several weeks, at least four elderly residents of Alhambra have been victims of fraud.

It is unclear yet if all of the crimes are related but they are all similar in nature. A suspect calls the victim posing as a grandchild or other relative. The suspect tells the victim that they have been arrested and ask the victim to wire money to a bank account… for bail and lawyer fees. The victim later learns that the caller was an imposter and has made off with the money.

Police suggest that residents receiving a call similar to the one described should confirm their relative's identity and location before sending anyone money. If anyone has any information about these crimes, they are asked to call Detective Montano at (626) 570-5185.

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  1. Another possible scheme. Few eeks ago a man knocked at my door claiming he is “from GE” if I needed info on “crime prevention.” I asked for his ID, he did not have one & left. I phoned APD, an officer came & took a report, but the man was gone. Very suspicious situation, I though possible a “home invasion” situation.