SEATTLE, Washington / The Seattle Times / News / April 19, 2012
Con artists calling grandparents and pretending to be their grandchildren in desperate need of cash are still striking hard. The FBI, Washington Attorney General's Office and the AARP warn the elderly to be vigilant.
The state Attorney General's Office is warning about the "Grandparent Scam," involving con artists who pose as relatives to convince elderly victims to wire cash to help pay for emergency car repairs or medical bills or to post bail. The office offers these tips:
Then, last Friday, the man received another call from Ryan, the real Ryan. He told his grandfather he was not in trouble and had been in the Seattle area the whole time.
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