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Sheriff's Office helps victim of phone scam get money back - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News

Sheriff's Office helps victim of phone scam get money back

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An 84 year-old victim of a phone scam on the Central Coast was able to get his $55,000 back, thanks to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.

Several months ago, a man claiming to be an attorney called the man saying his grandson was responsible for a car accident.

After the grandfather handed over bail money in an online transaction, the caller asked for another $50,000 for a law enforcement officer that had died in the accident.

Detectives were later able to trace the accounts and place a hold on the money. 

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