There might be a phone scam going on in the Lake Area.

One Lake Area woman says she got a call from someone posing as her grandson and he wanted money to get out of jail.

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Willie Martin of Roach says he’s not in jail, and it’s not the first time she’s taken this kind of call.

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She says a man saying he was an attorney called right after she hung up on the fake grandson and he wanted money while giving a made-up case number.

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KRMS News made a call to the phone number Martin provided.

It had a 4-10 area code and the man who answered hung up right away.

The name he answered with matched Martin’s story.

Two follow up attempts came up busy and then disconnected.

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