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      Phone scam targets seniors in Forsyth Township

      The Forsyth Township Police Department is warning people of a phone scam targeting older people.

      Officials say the scammer identifies themselves as law enforcement or an attorney from Europe.

      The scammer asks for bond or court money via western union, stating that persons grandchild who was traveling abroad is in jail.

      The scam even goes to the extreme of having a younger person on the phone pretending they are their grandchild.

      If you receive a call like this you are urged to check with family members to find out if indeed someone is traveling abroad before sending any money.

      Contact local authorities if you receive a call.