Sheriff's Office Warns Seniors of 'Gypsy' Scams

Jan 23, 2013
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Springtime in Florida means baseball, beach weather... and an increase in so-called "gypsies" -- criminals who travel the country in small groups to commit robberies and fraud. That's according to a statement issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Det. Larry McKinnon, a sheriff's office spokesman, said Florida's seniors are especially vulnerable. "[Criminals] know this is a very large popular part of the country where seniors come to from up north," McKinnon said. "They prey on seniors."

Source: Patch Via: New Tampa Patch

Springtime in the Tampa Bay area is known for two things: allergies and gypsies. That's the word from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Every spring, the Tampa area sees an increase in gypsy and traveler scams, according sheriff's office officials.

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