A 76-year-old Bedford Hills woman electronically transferred about $114,000 after receiving a phone call from a man who claimed to be her grandson—and said he needed help—according to police.
The complainant filed a report Friday with the Bedford Police Department stating she was a victim of a "phone scam during which she was told the family member was out of the country and in trouble."
She said she had sent the money to a bank in Mexico over a few transactions.
Police are investigating the incident, and hoping others will be wary in similar situations.
"You never send money to anyone," Lt. Jeffrey Dickan warned.
Officials could not say whether the grandson was out of the country at the time.