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They can't let the grandparents scam and it's costing seniors hundreds of thousands of dollars it all starts with a frantic phone call.
The longer than -- -- -- -- Spammers targeted -- majority doting grandparents from -- got a panicky phone call from someone claiming to be their grandson.
He sediment Canadian -- -- need bail money too many 800 bucks now but I don't mind and Oregon and I was about to go out the -- This cameras themselves -- very Smart.
And they do their homework.
They know how to work with that process and the emotions.
New Jersey's attorney general says -- all claim they're in terrible trouble the better to swindle vulnerable seniors who rushed to help cherished grandkids.
Consumer advocates -- seniors at this adult daycare center 60000.
Americans filed grandparents -- complaints last year.
16100 New Jersey the average lost 3500 bucks it's very similar to just given away cash.
I don't know about you but I don't have extra money just yet and away somebody's standing do you.
It's very similar -- if given away -- burning cash it's virtually impossible.
Brought -- to get that money back for you.
The Consumer Federation of America today launched this add to alert families about the grandparents scam.
Advocates warn never wire money -- -- you were sure the -- -- fight them the story they're telling is true.
Create a family only code word for extra security.
Jim and -- became just close to getting scammed but also I'm not going with you until we.
To pursue this more -- Elizabeth I'm -- Flanagan Fox 5 News.
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