November 17, 2021

WV Attorney General warns consumers about scam catering to grandparents — Scam Guards

CHARLESTON, WV (WFXR) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging residents to be aware of a scam that involves callers claiming their grandchildren need help.

The scammers have been known to call senior citizens pretending to be their grandchild.

Others claim to be law enforcement with news about a loved one.

They often indicate the grandchild in question is in another state or country and is in dire need of money due to an emergency.

“Most grandparents would do anything to help a grandchild in trouble because they are incredibly generous to family members in need. That’s why it’s so important to exercise caution when receiving such calls. Think carefully before handling over money in this situation.”

Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia’s Attorney General

The Attorney General’s Consumer…

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