(KMOV) – A Kirkwood grandmother was scammed out of $8,000 after a man claiming to be the prosecuting attorney of Houston called her, saying her grandson needed money to get out of jail.
He did this twice.
The Kirkwood Police Department is investigating the case.
The Better Business Bureau calls this hoax the “grandparent scam.”
According to investigators, the scammers get information about family members from social networking sites like Facebook to execute their scheme.
Watch the video above to learn more.