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Delmont PD: 'Bail' scam targeting Delmont, Blairsville residents

Patrick Varine
| Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
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Delmont police chief T.J. Klobucar is warning residents to be wary if someone from a “law firm” calls about a grandchild who has been arrested.

“It's your typical type of scam where you're asked to get ‘X' amount of dollars so the grandson can be ‘released from jail,' ” Klobucar said. “They were asking for the money in Sam's Club gift cards.”

Klobucar said he received a call from a Blairsville woman who reported receiving a call, and a Delmont resident was recently taken for nearly $5,000, he said.

“If you get a call from someone representing a law firm, telling you a relative is in prison, it's a scam,” he said.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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