Warning: Bail-money scam surfaces in county The Hillsboro Argus 03/06 - (Oregon) Since Feb. 14, deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office have taken four fraud reports involving the same scam. An unknown man is calling people purporting to be their grandson and asking for bail money. Sheriff's deputies took fraud reports on Feb. 14, 15, 16 and 18. The reports involved a man calling and telling the victim he was their grandson and he had been arrested in Canada. The caller then asked for money to be wired to Canada so he could post bail. Many of the grandparents fell victim to this scam, resulting in a total loss of over $14,000. The Washington County Fraud and Identity Theft Enforcement Team forwarded this information to the U.S. Secret Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in an effort to catch the person or persons responsible for these crimes. The FITE team wants the public to be aware of this scam. They advise people to verify to whom they are sending money, If wiring money, make sure it is going to a location that requires identification at the time of receipt. Call the Washington County FITE team at 503-615-3483 if you or anyone you know has fallen victim to this scam. http://www.crimes-of-persuasion.com/Crimes/Telemarketing/Outbound/Minor/assistance.htm These people are convincing,they even have a "lawyer" call back for more info. let your parents and grandparents know.