The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office issued a scam warning Sunday less than an hour apart.
Two potential victims, ages 74 and 66, reported they were contacted at their separate Parrish homes in the 9000 block of Circle E.
Unknown subjects called claiming their sons had been in a vehicle accident and is being held with a gun to his head for payment to fix the caller’s vehicle.
In the Parrish incidents, the phone number was traced to Lawrence, Mass., in both cases.
The caller demanded a wire transfer. The potential victims, however, contacted their respective sons who had no knowledge of any vehicle accidents or phone calls.