Between Wednesday, April 26 and Monday, May 8, a 78-year-old Wantagh woman received calls from someone claiming to be her grandson, Nassau County police said.

Posing as the woman’s grandson, the suspect reportedly told her he needed money for bail and instructed the victim to withdraw money from her bank and send the money to various locations.

Over the nearly two-week period, the victim complied multiple times, transferring a total of $185,325 from her account.

The victim was told she had been scammed, and she contacted authorities.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 911 or the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

Additionally, they urge members of the public to beware of scams and to check on family and friends who may be vulnerable to these scams.

Investigation is ongoing.

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