BEWARE Grandma Scam

United States
March 11, 2009 11:15pm CST
There is a new phone scam going around, 2 seniors in my area have been swindled and a third was stopped by the clerk at Walmart! Apparently the scammer calls the senior claiming to be a grandchild in trouble in Canada and needs to have money sent by money gram to bail them out of prison! Warn you elderly friends and relatives! Have you heard of this one where you are?
3 responses
• United States
12 Mar 09
Thank you for sharing this. I've not heard about it in our area but I appreciate it. I know several seniors in this area. Namaste-Anora
• Philippines
12 Mar 09
Wouldn't the grandma know the names of her grandkids? It seems a bit far fetched but there's also a text message scam sent to me claiming that I won half a million cash and to deposit some money into an account in order to claim my prize. The lengths these people will go to...
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I haven't heard of this scam in my area, but thank yo for te information. I hope that your local autorities are aware of this and are doing what they can to stop it. That is a horrible ting to do to anyone, let alone an ederly person!!