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Granny Scam Works Again -- For Another $5,100

A Moragan sends money off to a Canadian grifter posing as the victim's grandson.

A resident living in the 300 block of Fernwood Drive became the latest of a long string of good-hearted people with apparently dodgy grandchildren to send money to a Candadian con artist in recent weeks.

The time-tested and productive (for the criminal) con went as usual: phone call to victim with con artist pretending to be incarcerated grandchild, doting grandparent sends $5,100 in "bail money" to a blind address in Canada, money long gone before resident realizes grandson is actually safe at home.

Our most recent victim sent the money off in two separate, and untraceable, money orders.

David Holden September 21, 2012 at 10:10 PM
"a long string of good-hearted people" The distinction between good-hearted & fool-hearted can be a fine line.
Ahmed September 23, 2012 at 06:28 PM
These are evil crimes and increased international enforcement is needed to catch the perpetrators and prosecute them

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