Police Dispatch 

Bail Amount: 1,000 Songs?

Foothills Area

Sept. 9, 6 p.m.

An elderly woman was the victim of a "grandson scam" in which the scammer demanded not money, not jewelry, but iTunes gift cards, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

Normally in a "grandson scam," a young man will call an older woman and confuse her by telling her he's her grandson is in trouble and needs her to wire him a large sum of money for bail.

In this case, the victim told sheriff's deputies, a young-sounding male had called her, said he was in desperate trouble and needed $1,000 in iTunes gift cards "so he would not go to jail."

Believing him in the urgency of the moment, the woman bought two $500 iTunes gift cards, gave him their barcode numbers over the phone, and hung up—at which point she realized it had been a scam.

Unfortunately deputies couldn't identify the perpetrator.

More by Anna Mirocha


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • "Have You No Sense of Decency?"

    • Aug 2, 2016
  • Danehy

    There’s a chance Trump might be OK, but Tom tells us we should probably count on the fact his hair will never grow back
    • Nov 24, 2016

The Range

Two Dozen Ways To Have Fun This Weekend!

The Education of Bill Gates

Laughing Stock: Chortling Chollas!

More »

Latest in Police Dispatch

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation