October 20, 2021

Stein: Protect your loved ones from grandparent scams | Business

Over the past year and a half of this pandemic, we’ve all been more worried than ever about our loved ones’ health and safety. Unfortunately, at the same time, scammers are looking for ways to take our money. These criminals exploit fake familial bonds by tricking our grandparents and elderly loved ones. This year alone, North Carolinians have reported losing more than $150,000 to grandparent scams, and we know that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s what you need to know about grandparent scams, and how to help your loved ones avoid them.

Scammers will often start out by learning some information about the grandchild or person they’re going to pretend to be. They do that by scouring social media and finding basic details about their life…

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