Police warn of scammers targeting the elderly

Bogus ‘grandchildren’ calling and asking for money

Three elderly women were contacted by phone on Monday by scammers posing as their grandchildren and asking for money.

One 92-year-old woman from Holbaek actually fell for the claim by the caller that they had suffered ‘water damage’ and needed 25,000 kroner immediately.

A man then came and picked up the money that he said he was taking to her grandchild and warned the woman not to contact her son.

Not so fast
A 75-year-old woman from Søstrup in Zealand was not quite so gullible.

She was suspicious and called her son, who denied there had been any water damage or that her grandson had made the original call.

A third family in Køge also failed to fall for the scam.

The man who collected the cash from the 92-year-old woman was described as “Danish in appearance”, about 50 years old, around 180-185 cm tall, with a normal build and short brown hair.

READ MORE: Fewer Danes falling for online phishing scams

Police advised everyone to be “100 percent sure” that someone calling and asking for money is who they say they are.





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