Grandmother scammed out of $16,000

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. A man impersonating her grandson scammed a Mesa County grandmother out of over $16,000.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, the caller claimed he had been in a car wreck and needed money sent to New York, Mexico and Nicaragua for attorney's fees, insurance adjusters, etc.

The grandmother, wishing to help the caller who she thought was her grandson, used Western Union and Wal-Mart Money Gram 12 times to send a total of $16,224.

She then contacted her grandson who told her he had not contacted her during that time period.

Sadly, there is no way for the money to be recovered. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office encourages you to always verify the validity of the caller before providing any personal information or sending money anywhere.

For more information on current circulating scams, visit the link below.

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