Scam targets grandparents to help str...

Scam targets grandparents to help stranded grandchild

There are 6 comments on the Public Opinion story from Nov 26, 2008, titled Scam targets grandparents to help stranded grandchild. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Police are warning residents about a scam begging grandparents to send money for a grandchild who, the scam artist says, is in trouble in Canada.

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Curious

Waynesboro, PA

#1 Nov 26, 2008
Are you kidding me? Who would fall for this?
Safe-T

Harrisburg, PA

#3 Nov 26, 2008
NO ONE is above a scam, what would it take to scam you? YOU are a prime victim if you think no one could get you....everybody has some type of weakness...please stay alert!
SBE

Sterling, VA

#4 Nov 26, 2008
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who would fall for it because "it's my grandchild".

I wonder what WalMart thinks about this? After all, the scam artists are telling the victims to do their business thru WalMart. Don't know what they could do about it, unless they require somebody to prove why they're wiring money, but I don't think it would be good public relations for their name to be used in connection with a scam.
Stupidisasstupid does

Newville, PA

#5 Nov 26, 2008
I know I would not fall for that scheme because I don't have any grandchildren yet!
confounded

Fort Wayne, IN

#6 Nov 26, 2008
Be very careful of all scams...Over the phone or on the innernet....Never give your credit card #. If it sounds too good to be true you can believe it is.
Also beware of free trips, or timeshare presentations. Believe me they are a scam also...
The Country is full of false scams. Don't be a victim. If in doubt check on the rip-off.com website. There is lots of info there....
Snowflake

Blain, PA

#7 Dec 1, 2008
SBE.... WalMart or Any Company requiring me to prove WHY i am wiring money to anyone or anywhere? It is no one's business but mine why i chose to wire money to anyone.

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