Phone scam warning: Fraudsters are targeting grandparents to con them out of thousands


The concern says it could see scammers pretending to be a relative in distress or someone of officialdom – such as a lawyer or a police officer.

The scam, which has been conning grandparents across the US, sees the “corresponding to” of the grandparent explain that they’re in trouble.

The caller claims they prerequisite their “grandparent” to send them funds, insisting they indigence to be used for a fictitious expense that they need to pay urgently.

Unfortunately, the scammer holds the victim not to tell anyone, even the parent of the “grandchild” – claiming it’s because they don’t prerequisite them to find out about the trouble that they’re in.

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