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Scammers target elderly, rake in cash
In one instance, a Rite Aid manager recognized the 92-year-old as the same man who had transferred cash earlier and, suspecting it was a scam, convinced him to cancel the second transaction and call police.
That same day, an 87-year-old Maple Street man filed a similar complaint. A caller told him his grandson needed money to repair a vehicle following an accident. The man went to Hannaford's on Hanover Street and wired money to a location in Mexico City. He wired more money a second time after the scammer called back explaining more money was needed.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards may be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at manchestercrimeline.org.
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