According to officials, scammers use phones to trick grandparents into sending money.
Police say people are falling for the scam daily as the criminals exploit the grandparents’ love by pretending to be grandchildren who are in trouble and who need money.
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Residents are asked to speak with older people in the community and to warn them of this scam.
People are reminded to never answer an unknown number and to never give personal information out over the phone.