New Phone Scam Targets Grandparents

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A young man called me this morning saying, "Hi Grandma, do you know which grandson this is?"

I said it, "Sounds like Chuck."

He said, "It is.  I have some good news for you, I won a trip to Mexico, but I've had a little trouble."

I hung up.  He was hoping I would send him some money.  Grandparents, beware.

Donna Weeks


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