Scam Alert blue 300OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (11/30/17) — The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office is alerting citizens of a scam involving grandparents that has occurred in Ohio County.

OCSO said some residents have received calls from someone either pretending to be their grandchild or from someone saying they’re holding the grandchild until a certain amount of Walmart gift cards could be used to guarantee their release.

Authorities said the person pretending to be the grandchild begs the grandparent to get the month and to keep it secret so that they won’t get into trouble with parents.

OCSO reported one resident had gathers more than $4,000 in Walmart gift cards before they realized it was a scam.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone that receives a similar call to alert police immediately.

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