The Lincoln, MA police department put out the following scam alert on their FaceBook page. Please be aware this is happening in our area.
“Scam Alert- If you receive a call from someone stating that your relative has been arrested, hospitalized, involved in an accident, in a foreign country DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR PERSONAL INFO OR MONEY. We have several ongoing fraud cases. IT”S A SCAM!!!”
This is a common scam that has also been seen conducted via email.