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Mar 12, 2010 1:21 PM by Bethany Tucker

Local deputies warn residents of phone scam

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department warn local citizens about a phone scam.

Deputies say last week, a senior resident of Los Osos lost about $2,400 in a phone scam. Two men apparently called the victim and told him that his grandson was in jail in Canada, and needed bail money. One man posed as the victim's grandson, the other posed as a Public Defender. The victim then wired the cash to the suspects.

Deputies remind local residents to be aware about this type of scam. They say if you receive a similar call, do not respond right away. Make sure you get a call back name and phone number while you check with your relatives or friends to make sure the call is real.

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