Police seek to locate woman wanted on warrants connected to grandparent scam
We are asking for the public’s help to locate a woman who is wanted on 17 warrants, including fraud in connection to targeting seniors in the grandparent scam.
Alana Love DUNCAN, 45, is wanted on several warrants including possession of counterfeit money, possession of stolen property, defrauding a person over $5,000, failing to appear in court and other offences.
It is believed DUNCAN is responsible for defrauding seniors by claiming to be a loved one who is in trouble and in immediate need of money.
DUNCAN is described as approximately 5’4’’ tall, 170 pounds, with a medium build, black hair and green eyes.
Photos of DUNCAN are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Recent reports from victims state that scammers call or text them pretending to be a loved one and say they have been arrested. They then request cash for bail, and often times the amount is for thousands of dollars.
If citizens suspect they could be speaking to a scammer who claims they have a loved one in custody, they can ask for a police case number, and then call the Calgary Police Service, or their local law enforcement agency, to have the case number confirmed by the police agency. It is important to look up your local law enforcement agency’s contact information yourself, and to not use any phone numbers provided by potential scammers.
Information on how seniors can protect themselves, along with a description of the grandparent scam, is available on the Calgary Police Service website.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of DUNCAN is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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