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Mt. Pleasant police warn of scammers targeting elderly victims

It's nothing new: Scammers hoping to get financial information or cash from unsuspecting victims.

Mt. Pleasant police want you to be on the lookout, and make sure you warn your friends and relatives to be prepared.

One scam going around targets senior citizens, and it targets their love for their family.

The scammer pretends to be a family member, someone like a grandchild, niece or nephew. They then say they've been arrested and need money to be bonded out.

To see how to spot one of these scams, and what to do if you get one of these calls, watch this video from Inspector Chip Googe with Mt. Pleasant police.

The FTC asks that you report scam or fraud calls. With more information, they can detect patterns of fraud and share that with law enforcement, which will hopefully lead to arrests. To report scam calls or fraud, click here.

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