Mansfield Police Department

Bail Scam Pattern Targeting the Elderly – 5/2/20

Law enforcement is monitoring a statewide pattern where perpetrators telephone victims and claim that their grandchild or member of the family has been involved in a motor vehicle accident or incident that resulted in their arrest. The perpetrator arranges to meet at the victim’s residence to retrieve the money. There are currently 28 known cases across 10 counties.

If you or someone you know you is contacted by someone claiming one of your family members is need of bail, or claiming to be a law enforcement agency collecting bail, please contact your local police department to assist in verifying the information before making payment.  ​