JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. - The Johnson County Sheriff's Department warned area residents about a phone scam after a woman said she received a call from someone pretending to be her granddaughter asking for money.
Police said an 84-year-old woman in the 800 block of Noack Road said she received a call from woman claiming to be her granddaughter. The caller said she was in trouble and needed $4,500.
The elderly woman said the caller didn't sound like her granddaughter and she didn't fall for the attempted scam.
Police warned residents to be on alert when taking calls from unknown numbers.
If you've been involved in an attempted phone scam, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.
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