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Dear Editor, This is a warning that scammers are out there ready to prey on the elderly. I received a call from my grandson who told me he was in jail. He said he was arrested because he rear-ended a girl that was stopped in front of him. He said he had a broken nose and a busted lip. I then spoke to a lawyer and he said that since my grandson was a first-time offender, he would have to pay $8,500 to get out of jail and the money would be reimbursed within two days after seeing a judge. The lawyer said that my grandson would go before the judge after the money was on its way. He would then be released and go home. Another man came on the line and asked me if I had the funds to get him out, otherwise he would have to stay in jail for approximately two weeks. Being a panicking grandma, I said that I would try to get the funds. He said his name was Michael Stevens and that his phone number was (310) 299-1689 and to call him as soon as I had the money and he would give me additional instructions. When I asked him to give me information so I could get a cashier’s check, he said no, you need to go home with the money and then call me back so I can give you more instructions. He wanted the cash divided into two envelopes and taped between two magazines and placed in a manila envelope. He then said to take it to the UPS office and send the envelope to their headquarters in Lawrenceville, Georgia. There were too many warning flags but I proceeded to carry on with the instructions. What scared me the most was having $8,500 on top of my table that would have been sent out to these scammers. I eventually called the police to make a complaint after I finally realized that I was being scammed. Thank God I had Him on my side. Lenor and Tiny Gonzalez