Guelph man, teen arrested in Cambridge on charges of attempted grandparenting scam IG News

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According to the Waterloo Regional Police, two Guelph men are in custody after an attempted “grandparents scam”.

Police say people reporting the grandparenting scam contacted them 14 times on Wednesday.

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Around 6 pm, the police received a call informing them that the scam was going on near King and Eagle Street.

Police say the suspects called the victim, an 82-year-old Cambridge resident, saying that her grandson had been arrested and that $15,000 was needed for bail.

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The intended victim immediately sensed the scam and called the police.

Police say officers soon arrived at the scene and arrested a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, both from Guelph. The pair have been charged with fraud to the tune of more than $5,000.

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