Grandchildren do not need gift cards to get out of jail in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The McCook Police Department is trying to get ahead of a scam that appears to be making a comeback, before anyone else falls victim.

Authorities say criminals call you and pretend to be your grandson, granddaughter or another loved one who’s been arrested.

The scammer then asks you to send money in the form of gift cards to post bond.

McCook Police say law enforcement will never ask you to pay in gift cards.

If you believe your loved one does need help you’re encouraged to call the department directly.

Police also say you should never give out personal information to a stranger who contacts you.

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