With every thing else going on this year, the last thing we need is someone trying to scam us for money.

What's even worse is when these criminals go after the more vulnerable people, like grandparents!

The New Hampshire Attorney General, Gordon J. McDonald is warning Granite Staters that this is exactly what's happening.  According to Manchesterinklink.com, there's a whole new playbook for these awful people and it includes targeting the elderly.

It's called the "Grandparent Scam", and these criminals are calling up or emailing elderly people and pretending to be a grandchild who's in trouble and desperately needs help.  They usually say they are in trouble with law enforcement in another state, or sometimes even in another country.

If you're thinking that your grandparent would probably recognize your voice, well that's why they use email, or sometimes the scammer even pretends to be a law enforcement member, and tells the grandparent they can not say anything to anyone because they are under a "gag order".

Manchesterinklink.com says that these scammers use to try to get grandparents to wire money, but it's gotten even worse here in New Hampshire. Now they are asking them to meet in person to hand over the money.

The Attorney General's office is asking residents to hang up immediately if they get one of these calls, and report it as soon as possible.

You can also call the Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-888-468-4454.

This is awful, and what a scary phone call to get.  Make sure you mention it to parents and grandparents so they know what's up if there were ever to get one of these calls!


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