Police warn of rise in bail-money scams in Abbotsford – Abbotsford News

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The Abbotsford Police Department is warning of an increase in scams involving claims that a relative has been arrested and needs money to be bailed out of jail.

Sgt. Judy Bird said that, in a few recent incidents, victims were called by someone impersonating a criminal lawyer who stated they were calling on behalf of the victim’s family member.

The “lawyer” said the family member was in police custody but that a judge would release the person on bail, Bird said.

“The scammer also stated that the investigation is ‘ongoing’ and subject to a ‘gag order,’ and details of the investigation would not be shared,” she…

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