Did You Know?
It works like this: a grandparent receives a call from a person posing as a grandchild; the grandchild says they are in financial trouble and need help; the grandparent wires some money and never sees it again. Here’s how you can prevent the scam from working:
- Be careful of what you share on social media. Scammers often use this information to target unsuspecting victims.
- Be sure of who it is. Scammers may have some personal details, but not all of them. Ask plenty of questions, or just call your grandchild directly for confirmation.