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Grandparents Call

 

Grandmother Scam: How It Works

(with video below) Picture this: your 90-year old grandmother receives a phone call, which goes like this:

 "Hi Grandma, it's me!"

She tries to recognize the voice and says: "… Paul?"

"Of course! I have a big problem, Grandma."

"What's wrong, sweetie?"

"I got in a bit of trouble, but please don't tell mom."

The "grandson" then informs the grandma that a series of unfortunate events has landed him in jail. He needs bail money. Grandma might be skeptical, since the caller might not sound exactly like Paul, but the scammer knows that. That's why right away he passes the phone over to his "attorney" who gives Grandma details about the charges and information on how to wire the money.

Watch the video below to see in action the Grandparents scam, with audio exposed:

 

Grandparents Scam Video

 

Grandmother Scam: How To Avoid

Let your parents and grandparents know about this scam. If anyone ever calls asking for money, instruct them to hang up the phone and call you right away. Make sure they get the phone number the scammers use to connect.

 

Grandmother Scam: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here

 

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