The North Vancouver RCMP are warning the public, once again, about a Bail scam that occurred yesterday.
On January 3, an elderly couple was contacted by a scammer claiming to be a lawyer and that their grandson was arrested. In order to make bail, they were told they must pay $ 9000. The victim was asked to attend their bank and withdraw $ 9000 in cash. The scammer then advised the victim that a Bond carrier would pick up the funds later in the afternoon.
Short time later, two females arrived at the victim’s residence to collect the funds. The victim became suspicious of the females and did not provide the funds.
The elderly couple later contacted their grandson who advised them that he was not in jail and did not need to be bailed out. The suspects arrived in a white BMW. The driver was described as a female with poor complexion. The second female was described as East Indian with big fake eye lashes.
In an effort to further the investigation, RCMP are releasing CCTV images of the suspect’s vehicle in the investigation and asking anyone who may have CCTV or dash of the vehicle travelling in the 700 St Ives Cres in North Vancouver, to contact North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311 and quote file #23-184.