Senior Citizen Scam Alert In Fredericksburg

(Fredericksburg)- Senior Citizen Scam Alert: Fredericksburg Police believe the two men involved with this incident are targeting senior citizens. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Please report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.***

On Monday, April 18th at approximately 1:30 p.m., a City resident was approached by an unknown subject at Walmart in Central Park who stated he was preparing to travel home to South Africa and had $40,000 in cash but could only take $7,500 with him. The unknown subject told the City resident that if he gave him $7,500 in cash and promised to make a sizeable donation to a charity, he would give him the $40,000. A second unknown subject approached and presented himself as the unknown subject’s driver and attempted to hurry the conversation. The City resident then drove to a nearby bank, withdrew $7,500 in cash, and gave it to the unknown subjects. The unknown subjects then handed the City resident a bag and took off on foot. When the City resident opened the bag, he realized it was filled with newspaper. The unknown subjects are described as black men and were driving a white Chevrolet Equinox.

The investigation is active and ongoing. If you have any information about this incident, please call Detective Mejia at (540) 654-5755. To make an anonymous tip, send a text to “847-411” and text “FPDtip” followed by your tip. Or, download the free FPD Tip app available for Android and iPhones