Scammers pose as grandchildren to dupe unsuspecting grandparents
Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Better Business Bureau is warning senior citizens to be aware of an emerging telephone scam that is preying on grandparents nationwide. BBB has recently received reports about grandparents from California to New Hampshire who thought they were aiding their grandchildren by providing money for an emergency situation but were in fact giving thousands of dollars to Canadian con artists.
Generally, the grandparent receives a distressed phone call from who they believe is their grandchild. For example, the scam caller might say, "It's me . . .