By: Bryan Boggiano

Scams against seniors are nothing new in the community; however, after Sgt. Devoune Williams with the  Broward Sheriff’s Office saw an uptick in cases, he wanted to get the word out.

“We’re community members, and our family is here as well,” he said. “We all have a common village interest in the protection, care, and overall well-being of our seniors here in Tamarac.”

He reminded residents about the biggest scams they see in Tamarac.

1. The Bail Bonds or Grandparent Scam

Barbara Sharief

A caller claiming to be the senior’s child, grandchild, niece, or nephew will call a resident asking them to give money to help bail them out of jail. They can get these names through publicly available information, Facebook, and Google searches. The “child” on the phone will beg the grandparent not to tell mom or dad they are in jail.

Some seniors reported to BSO that the caller even sounded like their family member. Sometimes they say…

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