Fairfield police: 2 more residents complain of kidnapping phone scam

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

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.

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.

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

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