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A common theft by swindle scam has once again reappeared in Minnesota.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement agencies in southern Minnesota have received reports regarding the theft by swindle phone grandparent scams.

The caller will pose as a grandchild, stating they were in an accident with another female and her baby. The caller then says they have been arrested, and need $18,000 for bail. A person posing as a lawyer then calls and arranges for a courier to pick up the money. The “lawyer” calls again and says the baby died, and they needed to send another $32,000 to State Farm Insurance in California.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office advises anyone who receives any calls similar in nature, please report to your local Sheriff’s Office.