Please be aware that the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of a Grandparent bail scam occurring in this area. There are multiple versions of this scam, commonly the scammer will call an elderly person claiming to be the victim’s grandchild or other relative. The scammer will likely know the names of relatives and friends associated with the victim. The scammer will claim that they have been arrested out of town and need cash or another form of payment shipped somewhere so they can post a bond and get out of jail. They will usually ask the victim not to notify other relatives for various reasons.
If you receive a call like this, do not send any form of payment. Notify your local law enforcement agency. You can also file a report online at https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you. Therefore, we request you provide the following information when filing a complaint: