Delta Police are offering thanks to a North Delta store owner who called police after an elderly couple recently came into his convenience store, wanting to send bitcoin to an unknown person in the Dominic Republic.
The incident was reported to police on July 8 just before 4 p.m.
Police attended and met with the couple, who advised that they received a call from a lawyer, who stated that their grandson was in jail and needed bail money in the form of bitcoin sent to the Dominican.
Police called the so-called lawyer who hung up quite quickly and then blocked the phone number. Police commended the store for calling police to come and educate the couple about scams targeting the elderly and vulnerable people. Police provided his card to the couple and told them they could call him anytime they had any concerns or questions.
The couple’s daughter called police to advise them that they appreciated the assistance provided.