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Danbury police warn of two phone scams

The so-called grandparent scam warned about this week by Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy has been reported as happening in Danbury.  Police have received three complaints in the last several days of two types of scams. 

 

Danbury Police say one type of call victims reported getting is of someone saying their family member is being held hostage and a ransom needs paying.  The other call claims a family member has been in a serious accident and in need of medical treatment, which will be denied unless payment is made up front. 

 

Police say every effort should be made to contact the family member in question and call the police department before any money is sent.