Frightening Grandparents Scam Targeting Seniors with Grandkids in the Tri-State
Spring is upon us and Easter quickly rounding the bend. Yet another opportunity for chocolate! We have some wonderful local confections here in our community. You know what I am talking about, Easter eggs as big as footballs with the most delightful fillings. I think the mindset is to slice them and have a piece now and then, but come on, who really does that? Oh, we would slice them all right, into chunks as big as hamburgers.
And those milk chocolate bunnies? Who can ever just get by with a nibble of that silky, melt in your mouth chocolatey deliciousness? And for me, a dedicated animal lover and semi-vegetarian, who has to stop and move turtles that are trying to cross the road, I just seem to have no problem mutilating those bunnies! I guess we all have our vices!
Moving on from the food of the month discussion, (I told you early on that I was a dedicated foodie), let’s talk about another scam hitting our area heavily – Grandparent Scams.
We touched lightly upon this in January, but since it is not ceasing in its frequency, we wanted to bring it to your attention once again.
The scam starts like this, you get a call (could be late in the evening when you would normally be sleeping thus perhaps not at the top of your game in thinking when you answer the phone), from someone that is posing as your grandchild. Their voice will usually be somewhat muffled, (that way you can’t really tell if it is your grandchild or not) and they will sound very desperate or even frightened.