State police sound alarm about scam targeting grandparents
State police are sending out a warning about a scam that targets grandparents.
They say just this past Tuesday, an 87-year-old woman got a call from a guy claiming to be an attorney.
He said her grandson had been arrested and needed $36,000 for bail.
They then said since she couldn’t come up with the money, the bail was adjusted to $9,200.
The woman ended up handing over the money.
State police have some tips to protect yourself:
- Ask where the relative is being held and call the facility directly
- Never send cash in the mail
- Develop a secret password with family that can be used to verify their identity