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Thursday, March 22 News

Another phone scam fails

Just a week after one phone scam was thwarted, the same method was attempted again with another Darien man.

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Police said a 55-year-old man received a call at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 4 from an unidentified Hispanic male who spoke with broken English.

Similar to a Feb. 2 incident, the caller told the victim that his brother had been involved in a car accident and had been kidnapped, police said. The caller also said he had hit the man's brother with a gun and that he was going to kill him.

The caller hung up before asking for ransom, police said.

The victim, who reported the incident to police at 9:40 a.m., called his brother who said that he was OK.