PALM SPRINGS (CBS) — Police warned Palm Springs residents today of a con artist who is calling homes claiming that he is a troubled relative in need of money to post bail.
Palm Springs Officer Rhonda Long said, “The victim believes they are helping a family member, so they send the money and then find out later that it was a scam.”READ MORE: Strike Averted: IATSE And AMPTP Have 'Basic Contract' Agreement, Per Officials With The Theatrical Stage Employees Union
A warning was issued by the Palm Springs Police Department to avoid wiring any money.READ MORE: Bill Clinton Expected To Be Released From UCI Medical Center Sunday
“If you recieve a phone call that doesn’t appear to be legitimate, stay calm and do not allow the phone call to distress you,” Long said.
The police are requesting that if anyone recieves such a call, hang up, and call them at (760) 327-1441.MORE NEWS: Three Teenagers Critically Wounded At Halloween House Party In Whittier
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