Leimen / Gaiberg.In Leimen and Gaiberg, two pensioners have been caught by scammers in the past few days. An 83-year-old woman from Leimen wanted to help her nephew’s supposed wife when she handed over a five-figure amount to a money messenger. She was with a notary and needed financial support to buy a property, the alleged family member had previously claimed on the phone and sent the messenger. The elderly lady only noticed the following day that she had been the victim of fraud.
It was similar for a 79-year-old who gave an alleged lawyer 20,000 euros because, according to his account, a granddaughter had seriously injured a child in a car accident. She had also been told this story over the phone. The police advise on so-called shock calls to hang up and inform the officers. shall
© Mannheimer Morgen, Wednesday, January 13th, 2021