Grandparent Scam Seniors FTC

FTC Warns Seniors: Scammers Against Grandparents Have Gotten Bolder. Don’t Open Your Door to Them

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When it comes to scammers, nothing is sacred — including the bond between grandparent and grandchild. Lately, grandparent scammers have gotten bolder: they might even come to your door to collect money, supposedly for your grandchild in distress. These kinds of scams still start with a call from someone pretending to be your grandchild. They might speak softly or make an excuse for why they sound different. They’ll say they’re in trouble, need bail, or need money for some reason.