Grandma Scam

Its the holidays which is feasting time for scam artists.  The FTC has identified a scam where someone calls an elderly person and either knows the name of their grandchild or manipulates the grandparent into revealing it.   They ask for the grandparent to wire money for: getting of out jail, fixing the car, fleeing to a foreign country.  Sometimes the scammer gets a third person into the act as bail-bondsman or police officer to confirm the story. 

FTC News Alert

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