Recently two dear friends received a phone call from an emotionally stressed out women who advised them that their granddaughter was in jail in New York City. She had been there on a trip and got in trouble. The caller sobbed that they shouldn’t call the parents as they didn’t want to get into any more trouble. She then advised that she couldn’t stay on the phone, but would have a lawyer call them back.
The “lawyer” called back immediately and they simply hung up on him.
Unfortunately, the scammer picked the wrong couple. They immediately called the granddaughter’s home and – wait for it – spoke to the granddaughter – who was home in Louisiana. They then went to the local police station to report the call and then on to the telephone company to do the same.
Be warned. They’re back! These lazy, unscrupulous, low lives are preying on senior citizens once again. How do they get your name? How do they know you are a senior citizen? How do they get your phone number? Don’t be sucked in. It is so easy to get involved. Tell them to take a flying leap and then report the incident to the proper authorities.