Grandparents Scam Still A Problem
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 06:00:26 EDT


State officials say con artists are putting a new twist on the "grandparent scam."

In a period of five days, two mothers received calls from alleged kidnappers demanding a ransom for their daughters' return. In each instance, the caller knew the daughter's name and demanded payment by wire.

In an earlier instance, a couple of grandparents were tricked out of 33-thousand dollars by someone they thought was their grandson... after he called and claimed he was caught fishing without a license in Canada and needed to get out of jail.



   

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