Fairfield police: 2 more residents complain of kidnapping phone scam

This follows a Fairfield man's report yesterday that he fell victim to a kidnapping scam. Dean Reid says he got a call claiming his father was being held hostage. (2/11/14)

FAIRFIELD - Fairfield police say they have received two more complaints about a phone scam targeting town residents.

In one of the cases, a 73-year-old woman was tricked out of $2,000. In the other case, a man was told his brother was being held hostage, but he was able to confirm his brother was safe.

This follows a Fairfield man's report yesterday that he fell victim to a kidnapping scam. Dean Reid says he got a call claiming his father was being held hostage. He says he tried to contact his dad, but couldn't, so he wired a thousand dollars to an account in Pennsylvania as the scammer had requested. He was later able to confirm his father was never in danger.

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Police say to contact them if you receive a similar call.

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