Beware of the 'grandparents scam'


The call comes at 10 in the morning, frantic and feverish.

Grandma? Is that you? This is Michael!

--Yes, are you okay?

No, I'm in jail -- in Canada.

--What? Where?

I was fishing, but without a license, and now I'm jail, and I need $2,900 in bail money, and please don't tell Mom and Dad -- can you help me?

What would you do if this was your grandson?

Welcome to the "grandparents scam," a trick as old as the hills, or at least grandparents themselves, but it's a scheme that's made a comeback in recent months. Obviously, some con men know no bounds.