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Police Briefs: Includes "Grandparent Scam" and Stolen Dirt Bike

Oxford OPP are looking into a "grandparent scam" that is making the rounds locally and are searching for a stolen dirt bike.

 TILLSONBURG - Oxford OPP are warning the public about what is known as the "Grandparent Scam" after someone tried to dupe a local senior citizen out of $4,000. Police were called after a man phoned the senior over the weekend claiming to be their grandson.
He told them he had just been involved in a car crash and was currently being held at the courthouse and needed $4,000 before he was allowed to leave.
The senior immediately hung up the phone when they realized it was not their grandchild and called police.
Meanwhile the scam almost worked on another grandparent in Oxford who received a similar call.
In this case they actually sent the cash via money transfer only to discover it was not their grandson who was in trouble.
Luckily they were able to cancel the money transfer before the funds were lost for good.
Oxford OPP are reminding the public this is a common scam and to never transfer funds unless you are 100 percent certain you know where they are heading.

INGERSOLL - Oxford OPP are looking for the publics help after a dirt bike was stolen from a locked shed on Bell Street in Ingersoll.
Police say the 2005 Honda CRF 250 motorcycle was taken sometime on Saturday.
The bike is black and red in colour and is worth an estimated $3,500.
Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Oxford OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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