New Warnings Issued About 'Grandparent Scam'

James O'Brien
grandparent scam warning
grandparent scam warning

New warnings are being issued across the country about a scam that targets grandparents who are tricked into believing a grandchild is in trouble.

The most recent warnings were issued this week after three Idaho seniors lost thousands of dollars and a Maine grandfather nearly fell prey to the scam.

"You may think that you wouldn't fall for these scams, but they're designed to catch you off guard," Idaho Attorney General Wasden said in a statement. "Con artists play on your fears to make you do things you wouldn't normally do."