Scammers arm themselves with your website - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Scammers arm themselves with your website

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators want to warn you about another scam.

Con artists almost cheated an Albany Grandmother out of thousands of dollars using information they got off a social networking site.

A 77-year-old woman got a telephone call from a man claiming to be a bail bondsman from Canada.

He said her Grandson was in jail there. He knew her grandson's name and knew he traveled to Canada for work.

The Grandmother wired $2,900 to the caller, then found out her Grandson was not in jail.  

"It's just another thing that we have to be very careful about these scams going on out there. She almost lost $2,900, just like that," said Dougherty County Sheriff's Captain Craig Dodd.

Western Union stopped the money transfer before the scammers got the cash.

Sheriff's Investigators say it shows you need to be careful what personal information you put on the Internet.


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Two arrested in connection to Valdosta shooting

    Two arrested in connection to Valdosta shooting

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-07-25 14:49:40 GMT
    (Source: Valdosta Police Department)(Source: Valdosta Police Department)

    Valdosta Police have arrested two people in connection to a shooting on Shanna Circle that happened on July 15.

    More >>

    Valdosta Police have arrested two people in connection to a shooting on Shanna Circle that happened on July 15.

    More >>
  • 10 things to help parents prepare for back-to-school

    10 things to help parents prepare for back-to-school

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-07-25 12:28:54 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    As you try to prepare your child for heading back to the classroom, here is a list to help make sure you and your student are prepared for the upcoming year.

    More >>

    As you try to prepare your child for heading back to the classroom, here is a list to help make sure you and your student are prepared for the upcoming year.

    More >>
  • Downtown Tifton: 'A Great Revival'

    Downtown Tifton: 'A Great Revival'

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:59 AM EDT2017-07-25 11:59:17 GMT
    There's a number of businesses in the downtown area (Source: WALB)There's a number of businesses in the downtown area (Source: WALB)

    Downtown Tifton’s occupancy level is at 98% and the City’s economic development director said that’s good news for residents.

    More >>

    Downtown Tifton’s occupancy level is at 98% and the City’s economic development director said that’s good news for residents.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly