I am hoping that many readers will read this and then send it out to their family and friends.
This morning I was drinking my coffee when the phone rang. The person said “Hi Grandma” but I did not recognize the voice. I asked “Who is this?” and the man said “Your oldest grandson.”
I discerned that this was not my grandson, but what he said to me next truly alarmed me.
“You have to promise me that you will not tell anyone about what happened” he said. I allowed him to tell me a story that did NOT ring true for my grandson. He said that all of his friends were drunk and he was chosen to drive, and that he hit a car with a pregnant woman in it.
He then asked if his attorney could call me. I said yes, still knowing that this sounded contrived and much like a scam.
We hung up and in a couple of minutes another man called. He said that he was from a Legal Defense firm and that he was going to represent my grandson.
Then he said that they needed $6000 which would be returned to me after the court date. I told him that the person who called me first did not sound anything like my grandson. He responded that it was probably because the air bag broke his nose and he had stitches in his face.
I told this man to call me back in 10 minutes. I could tell he did not like this, but he said he would call back.
I called my daughter and told her what happened. My grandson works at night and sleeps in the day and he was most likely fast asleep, but we still wanted confirmation of that.
My daughter finally called me back and said that he was fine and was sleeping.
I looked online and found numerous articles about the “Grandparent Scam.” I had never heard of it, but now I realize that it is a common scam.
I even called the non emergency number of our local police. My daughter asked me to do this and to give them the phone numbers the scammers used. The office said that this was such a common scam and did not want the numbers. That surprised me a bit.
Brethren, please alert your family and friends about this!
4 thoughts on “GRANDPARENTS BEWARE: The ‘Grandparent Scam’”
I’ve had the same guy call me for years. “Hi Grandma.” My grandsons aren’t old enough to call yet so I just hang up. They call on my cell. It’s an old scam.
Beware of the worst scam coming down the pike.
Here is the worst of the worst: https://www.wnd.com/2021/08/democrats-give-irs-green-light-collect-sensitive-banking-info/
Think about it, everything you buy that is over $600 will be reported to the IRS and bet on it that cash will be a thing of the past. Have gold or silver, exchange it for paper money and you better report the inflation profits on your personal taxes. Buy 5.56 ammo, better have a single shot rifle because, IRS will tip off ATF that you have an illegal AR. If I buy some comic books from X for $800 X will likely have to explain the profit or loss on X’s income tax. I will have to explain I bought comic books from X. If we do the comic book deal $500 and $300 to stay under the $600 reporting we could be charged with felonies for structuring money exchanger to stay under the $600 reporting amount. This is for total control of every single aspect of people’s lives. This is full on civil war incitement for the boot on every American’s necks all from a phony election to put the Godless Marxist into power. And yes, grow food and exchange it for other stuff or services, if IRS claims you have been making “value” on that food and not reporting it, they will take your land for back taxes. Try and hire an attorney to fight it, too bad they impounded your bank accounts to pay for the food grown and sold that no taxes were paid on. Even if you grow the food for your family and no other you still have to pay taxes and report it. The SCOTUS has already ruled that, I believe the Wheat cast is wickard v filburn. Look it up and you will start to understand why I say that for every bad thing that been imposed on the American People there is a SCOTUS ruling to make it so.
Good for you. Always the watchwoman looking for facts.
This is a frequent scam. I worked in a place where we sent Western Union. One day an elderly gentleman came in and wanted to send money to someone. It was a similar scenario. An alert employee questioned him further and called his daughter to verify his grandson was not in trouble. These scammers often use prepaid phones and just throw them away. The best we can do is to alert our loved ones and keep our eyes open to assist.
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