Local man uncovers scam

By Erica Quednau | equednau@wcia.com

Published 10/15 2013 08:12PM

Updated 10/16 2013 09:43AM

MAHOMET -- A Champaign County man says he was almost the victim of a scam. Now, he wants to warn others.

He says someone called him pretending to be his grandson in jail. The scammer told him he need bond money, but luckily, the man knew better and did not send it.

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office says this is a common scam and reminds you to be cautious before sending money over the phone.

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