Originally Posted by Donna D.
The most vile of these scammers are the ones that pretend to be a grandchild trying to get money from a grandparent. A third-party send the message to the grandparent saying the grandchild needs some money to fix a car, etc. The way the message is worded, it is sooo very believable especially since it tugs at the heartstrings of loved ones.
BE AWARE and BEWARE.
I never got the full details, but I know my mom was talking to my wife about just this, but it was the same type scam but over the phone. My mother got called from someone claiming to be a friend of her granddaughters and that she was in trouble and needed help in the form of money. They give no names, expected the grandparent to offer up the name in response. My mom was fully aware of this scam as a friend of hers had been hit, and she asked if it was "Stephanie", to which they said yes. I have no daughter or niece with that name, so my mom saw it for the scam it was, and just hung up.
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