Grandparents Wire Transfer Scam

Thousands of people have been scammed out of millions of dollars with the Grand Parent Scam.  A scam artists calls and alleges that your grand children are in trouble and urgently need money wired to get them out of trouble, jail and other non sense.  Their sense of urgency and convincing dialogue drives people to action and to quickly wire money.  Once the money is wired, it's gone.  Western Union actually got in trouble over this and hand to pay $568 million to settle the case.

Don't transfer funds through wire transfer.

Try calling your grandkids and or kids first to try and get a hold of them.

Remember it's probably not true and why didn't they call their parents?

Avoid Western Union and Other Money Transfers

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