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Scammers targeting grandparents in Kirkwood

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News 4 has received reports of scammers targeting grandparents in the Kirkwood area.

This is a new attempt of the "grandparent scam" in which scammers call elderly people and pretend to be their grandchild. They then say they are in trouble and need emergency cash.

Unfortunately, some have already fallen victim. Authorities say once the money is sent, it is virtually untraceable.

If you do get one of these calls, hang up and call your local police to report the incident.

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