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North Spokane County Man Taken For Thousands In Telephone Scam

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT: On Wednesday Deputy Westlake contacted a North Spokane County resident reference a telephone scam. The victim told Deputy Westlake that at 10:00 a.m. March 13th, he received a phone call from an individual claiming to be his grandson. 

This individual told the victim he had been arrested and needed $2,400.00 to get out of jail.  The caller told the victim if he wired the money to an account in Lima, Peru they would avoid the two day handling time. The victim wired the money via Western Union to Peru.
 
A couple hours later the victim received another call stating the judge increased the bail and requested an additional $6,250.00. The victim completed this transaction as well. Shortly after the victim received a third call requesting an additional $6,250.00 for the remainder of the bail.  This money was transferred as well.
 
On March 14th, 9:00 a.m., the victim received another call requesting $4,800.00 to pay lawyer fees. These funds were transferred. At 3:30 p.m. the victim received another call requesting additional money. The victim did not transfer the money and contacted the Sheriff's Office.
 
The victims grandson had not been in trouble nor did he contact the victim. The victim wired a total of $19,700.00 to the Western Union in Lima, Peru. The phone numbers the victim received are listed. Here are numbers to be aware of: 438-998-6142 ---- 514-458-3080---438-993-6948 AND 438-998-6142
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