Attorney General Conway Warns "Grandparent's Scam" Still Targeting Kentucky Seniors
There are 2 comments on the migration.kentucky.gov story from Jun 7, 2010, titled Attorney General Conway Warns "Grandparent's Scam" Still Targeting Kentucky Seniors. In it, migration.kentucky.gov reports that:
Attorney General Jack Conway warns consumers that the "grandparent's scam" is still targeting Kentucky seniors and he believes social networking sites are a contributing factor.
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Since: Sep 09
#1 Jun 7, 2010
"The scam works like this: A victim (grandparent) will receive a phone call from someone claiming to be his/her grandchild. The scammer (grandchild) will tell the grandparent about an emergency they are in, which may involve a car accident or having been arrested. The scammer will insist that they need money to get back home or post bail, and will ask the grandparent to send money through a money transfer service, amounting to several thousand dollars."
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#2 May 5, 2011
its a real shame
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