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Citrus Heights police warn of scam targeting senior citizens

Citrus Heights police are warning of a current scam targeting senior citizens in the region.

On three separate occasions, two suspects have approached seniors at local retail locations with a story about transferring several thousand dollars into their accounts before leaving the country. The suspects persuaded the victims to drive to nearby banks and withdraw several thousand dollars from their personal accounts, according to a Police Department news release. In two of the three incidents, the suspects stole the victim’s vehicle while the victim was inside the bank.

Police advise everyone to be cautious when approached on the street or via social media with requests involving the exchange of money.

Anyone with information regarding similar incidents, or who may be able to help identify the suspects in these cases, is asked to call the Citrus Heights Police Department at (916) 727-5500.