A Canton man contacted police Nov. 22 to report possibly being the victim of fraud, according to a police report.
According to the report, the man told police he received a phone call from someone claiming to be his grandson. The caller told police he was in a Mexican jail and needed $3,900 bond and $4,300 in legal fees, the report said.
The man told police someone claiming to be an officer instructed him to go to Walmart and wire the funds to a Walmart in Lima, Peru.
The man told police he believed the voice to be that of his grandson, who has been in Chile since June, so he took out the cash and wired it as instructed, the report said.
The man’s son told police he was able to get ahold of his son, who was safe in Chile and was never in a Mexican jail, the report said.
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