Message to U.S. Citizens: Caution - Grandparent Scam
United States Consulate General Guadalajara
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Message for U.S. Citizens:
Caution - Grandparent Scam
Date: August 07, 2012
In recent months, USCG Guadalajara has received reports from victims of “Grandparent Scams,” where elderly family members residing in the U.S. are phoned and informed that their relative, usually an adult grandchild, niece, or nephew has been arrested overseas and needs financial assistance to be wired as soon as possible. USCG Guadalajara encourages American citizens to pass information regarding this scam to family members in the U.S. who may be targeted. Visit the State Department’s website for more information on the Grandparent Scam and other International Financial Scams.
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The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara is located at 175 Progreso Street, Col. Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara’s telephone number is 011 52 33 3268 2100; the fax number is 011 52 33 3825 1951. For after-hours emergencies, please call 011 52 33 3268 2145.
The U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta is located at Paseo de los Cocoteros #85; Sur Paradise Plaza, Interior Local L-7, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, C.P. 63732. The U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta’s telephone numbers are 011 52 322 222 0069 & 011 52 322 223 3301; the fax number is 011 52 322 223 0074. For after-hours emergencies, please call 011 52 33 3268 2145.
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U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara
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