SMICKSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Pennsylvania State Police say an Indiana County woman lost thousands of dollars in a phone scam.
According to police, a male suspect called the 78-year-old Smicksburg, Pa., woman Wednesday and claimed to be an attorney requesting bail money for the woman’s grandson.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 4,178 New Coronavirus Cases, 142 Additional Deaths
The woman fell for the scam and sent $13,000 in cash to an address in New York City.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports Death Of COVID-19 Patient In Their 20s, 408 New Cases
State Police say this is a common scam with criminals continuing to target vulnerable community members.MORE NEWS: 'When I Finally Got To Be Elvira, That's When My Life Calmed Down': Mistress Of The Dark Peels Back The Curtain
For more information on identify common scams, visit attorneygeneral.gov/.