June 18, 2024
The Oregon Department of Justice warns there is a new twist on the so-called “grandparent scam.” Crooks are showing up in-person to collect money from seniors instead of relying on wire transfers or pre-paid gift cards.

“This one is a little different,” warned Sgt. Tom Hamann of Lake Oswego Police.

In October, a Lake Oswego man received a phone call from a scammer posing as his granddaughter. The caller claimed she was in trouble and needed help with an emergency.

Read the full story: https://www.kgw.com/article/news/investigations/new-twist-on-grandparent-scam-crooks-show-up-in-person/283-59eff591-492b-4866-8649-0d987cb1dd67

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