WASHINGTON D.C. – More warnings tonight about the growing grandparent scam.
According to Senator Susan Collins there has been an increase in the amount of calls to the Senate Aging Committee’s Fraud Hotline.
The phone scam usually targets the elderly and the caller will pretend to be a grandchild or other family member. The scammer will then ask for money to cover something like medical care or bail.
If you do receive a suspicious phone call, you’re encouraged to contact another family member about it or ask questions to the caller that only a real family member would be able to answer.
You can also contact the aging committee fraud hotline at 855-303-9470.