Phone scam targets BX seniors

James Donohue gave over $3,000 to the scammer

James Donohue gave over $3,000 to the scammer he believed to be his grandson. (February 22, 2014 6:00 PM)

Police are spreading word about a scam that is targeting senior citizens in the Bronx.

Scam artists have called several seniors in Throggs Neck, telling them to transfer money via MoneyGram or a prepaid debit card. They tell their victim that non-compliance would result in them being arrested or deported.

Some have even pretended to be a family member of the victim's, who is hurt or...

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