Scammers targeting elderly to send money to distressed "grandchi - KMOV.com

Scammers targeting elderly to send money to distressed "grandchild"

Posted: Updated:
A telephone (Credit: KMOV) A telephone (Credit: KMOV)
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Chesterfield police are warning residents of potential “Grandparent Scammers” targeting elderly via phone.

News 4 received multiple calls about elderly residents claiming to have received distressed phone calls from someone pretending to be their grandson or granddaughter.

One victim said the callers sound very convincing and claims they were either in a car accident, in jail, other “issues”.

The caller urges the victim to send money to get them out their predicament and to not to tell the grandchild’s parents of the situation.

Once they have the “grandparents” hooked with this idea, they have them wire money to an untraceable location.

If you have any questions or have been a victim of this scam, please contact the Chesterfield Police Department at 636-537-3000.

Copyright 2016 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Watch News 4 Now

Mouse over player for controls · LAUNCH FULL PLAYER

Powered by Frankly