State Police, Honesdale, have warned of a phone scam taking place.

On Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m., a 74 year old man from Lake Ariel was contacted by an individual claiming to be his grandson and that is currently out of the area in college.


State Police, Honesdale, have warned of a phone scam taking place.
On Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m., a 74 year old man from Lake Ariel was contacted by an individual claiming to be his grandson and that is currently out of the area in college.
The individual posing as the grandson indicated that he was involved in a crash on the previous evening, was in jail and needed money to be released. The individual posing as the grandson said that the grandfather was to not notify anyone about the situation and that his attorney would contact him and advise him where to send the money.
Approximately one hour later a male contacted the grandfather indicating that he was his grandson’s attorney and provided him with information on how to send money to a foreign account to free his grandson.
Prior to any money transactions taking place the grandfather made contact with his grandson that was safe at college and notified the Pennsylvania State Police.
The Pennsylvania State Police would like to notify citizens to be aware of potential telephone scams that are targeting older citizens and remind them to verify all information prior to making any financial transactions.