Multiple Grandparent Scams have been reported to the BBB in the last three months. These scams target well-meaning seniors, tricking them into thinking that their grandchild is experiencing an emergency and in need of money to get to safety.

In December, a Fort Wayne man received a call from someone whom he believed to be his grandson, claiming to have been arrested and in immediate need of funds for bail. He was able to avoid losing money with the help of a skilled bank teller, who caught the scam before the funds were transferred.

Marjorie Stephens is president and CEO of the BBB serving Northern Indiana.

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