3 articles Fraud Against Seniors

Your Granddaughter Has Been Kidnapped

Your Granddaughter Has Been Kidnapped: An advanced version of the Grandparents scam. The phone rings saying your daughter, son, spouse, granddaughter, or grandson has been kidnapped and they want $10,000. Go to this location and wire the money or they will be killed. What to do? Don’t panic! It’s a scam. Tell them you are in the bathroom and you’ll call…

The Grandparents Scam

The Grandparents Scam: This scam is 50 years old and still nets more victims each year. Last year $41MM was scammed from seniors! The senior gets a call saying, “Hi Grandma (or Grandpa), do you know who this is?” When the unsuspecting grandparent says the name of the grandchild, the scammer says yes and I’m…

Scams & Cases of Fraud

Scams & Cases of Fraud Find or post information on common scams and frauds that can happen or happened to you. Investigation of individual cases is only possible after special requests. Your report of certain scams and frauds can help many other individuals and may discourage scammers. Always report a scam, case of fraud or…