Police offer warning about scam targeting grandparents

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KMOV.com

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 15 at 5:39 AM

(KMOV) – Area police have a warning about a scam targeting the elderly. All senior citizens are vulnerable, but this scam targets grandparents.

The scam works when a person calls, usually in the middle of the night and pretends to be a grandchild in trouble and in need of money fast.

Police warn senior citizens to not give out any personal information if they receive one of these calls. If possible, try to get a call back number. Also, contact relatives to make sure they’re okay, and then call police.

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