By DUSTIN RACIOPPI authorities3

A Fair Haven senior citizen was bilked out of $14,000 recently by a person pretending to be his or her grandson, police said.

Police were alerted to the scam Thursday, when a senior said that a person identifying himself as a grandson made five phone calls over three days claiming he was in need of help.

The scammer claimed he was in Spain, got into an accident and needed money wired to him, police said. Over the course of three days the “actor” received approximately $14,000 from the senior, police said.

Police did not release the names of the victim or alleged scammer.

Any similar incidents residents may have encountered are urged to call Fair Haven police at 7232.747.0241, extension 1.