A fraud case in Prescott Valley recently ended on a good note. Police say an 80-year-old man came to the Prescott Valley Police Department and reported that he had received a phone call back on November 3rd. The caller, claiming to be his grandson’s attorney, said that his grandson had been arrested and nine-thousand dollars in cash was needed for his release. The victim withdrew the money from his bank account and sent it via UPS to an address in Virginia as instructed. After sending the cash, the victim telephoned his grandson and discovered it was a scam. The victim immediately contacted UPS to put a stop on delivery of the cash as addressed. Upon contacting the police department, detectives were immediately able to work with UPS Security to confirm that the delivery had been cancelled and that the package was being returned to the sender. To confirm that all this would take place, the package was returned in the care of Prescott Valley Police Department to be returned to the victim. The incident serves as a reminder to citizens that any unsolicited phone call requesting money or gift cards is more than likely a scam and should be ignored.
May 15 2021
Mountaintop Christian Fellowship