A Lake Ariel man was called Thursday morning by two men posing to be his grandson and attorney.


A Lake Ariel man was called Thursday morning by two men posing to be his grandson and attorney.

The 74-year-old man called state police after a man called claiming to be his grandson, who is away at college. The caller told the man he had been arrested and imprisoned and needed money to be released.

The caller told the Lake Ariel man not to tell anyone and that his attorney would call and advise him where to send the money.

About an hour later, a man called back posing as the attorney and provided him with information on how to send the money to a foreign account to free his grandson.

Prior to any money transaction, the Lake Ariel man called his grandson who was safe and school. He then notified the state police.