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Mukilteo resident loses $9,000 in grandparent scam


Last updated 9/9/2020 at 11:39am

A Mukilteo resident was the victim of a grandparent scam in which a person claimed to be their grandson and asked for money.

The victim told Mukilteo Police on Aug. 22 that they lost $9,000 after receiving a phone call from someone claiming he was their “grandson.”

On Aug. 20, the victim spoke with their “grandson” and said that he was arrested and needed money to bond out of jail. The victim contacted their “grandson’s” attorney and arrangements were made for the victim to wire $9,000 to the attorney.

The victim only became suspicious of the circumstances after the attorney c...

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