York County hit again by granny scam

Another York County resident was bilked out of money in a wire fraud scheme known as the "grandma scam" -- this time an 85-year-old Chanceford Township woman. Full Story
strange

Felton, PA

#1 Oct 21, 2009
Why didn't the lady check with her son or daughter to see if her grandson was actually in Canada. Doesn't make sense.
Voice of Reason

Dallastown, PA

#2 Oct 21, 2009
strange wrote:
Why didn't the lady check with her son or daughter to see if her grandson was actually in Canada. Doesn't make sense.
It will make sense to you when you're 85.
hmm

Ephrata, PA

#3 Oct 21, 2009
strange wrote:
Why didn't the lady check with her son or daughter to see if her grandson was actually in Canada. Doesn't make sense.
Could be possible that if this were a real incident that the "grandson" said something like Mom and Dad don't know and so the grandparent send the money and the parents would never know.

It's really one of the fundamental drivers of the scam.
strange

Felton, PA

#4 Oct 21, 2009
Voice of Reason wrote:
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It will make sense to you when you're 85.
True. Didn't think of it that way. Guess I am thinking with a 60yr. olds mind. And some days I think about how my parents acted and things they said when they were 60yrs. of age and then oh yes and then I get it. When I think about them and their friends complaining about their aches and pains at that age or forgetful thoughts and words, and now I am that age. Oh yes I do get it :). I do get the maybe why this grand did what she did. Thanks for your wisdom whether you are 60yrs. or younger.
strange

Felton, PA

#5 Oct 21, 2009
hmm wrote:
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Could be possible that if this were a real incident that the "grandson" said something like Mom and Dad don't know and so the grandparent send the money and the parents would never know.
It's really one of the fundamental drivers of the scam.
Yep I get what you are saying now , also. we love our grands.
Blanche Jones

Knoxville, TN

#6 Oct 21, 2009
This happened to a 96 year old widow in our neighborhood.
They got her for all of her savings.approxomately $3,000.
She got the same story as the other people,supposedly
from her grandson. We are in a Retirement community
in Columbus,Ga. I dread to think how many elderly people
are the victums.

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