Seniors Get Duped in Pigeon Drop Scam

first_img Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Seniors should be wary of people claiming to have found large sums of cash and wanting to share in their sudden fortunes.In the pigeon drop scam, con artists befriend victims in public and claim they have found money in a bag, envelope or handkerchief and offer to split the proceeds. They then ask seniors for “good faith” money to demonstrate their commitment to sharing the funds.The thief places a portion of the money in another bag and gives the bag to the senior to hold. While the senior is distracted, the thief switches the bag, leaving the unsuspecting victim with paper shreds or other worthless filler.By the time the senior checks the bag, the scam artist is gone.Tips:• Do not talk to strangers who claim to find cash or valuables• Do not give anything to a stranger as an indication of “good faith”• Immediately report any found property to local law enforcementFor more information on scams that target seniors, go to the Elder Abuse/Financial Fraud pages of the District Attorney’s website (http://da.lacounty.gov/seniors/financial-fraud) or http://vimeo.com/150942366. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Public Safety Seniors Get Duped in Pigeon Drop Scam Published on Friday, May 27, 2016 | 11:25 am Community News More Cool Stufflast_img

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