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Phone scam targeting the elderly resurfaces

Original post made on Feb 19, 2010

Palo Alto police are warning seniors that a telephone scam from last spring dubbed "favorite grandson" has resurfaced over the past week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 19, 2010, 1:04 PM

Comments (2)

Posted by Ron, a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:13 pm

How do the scammers get the phone numbers of elderly people?

Posted by NeHi, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Hmmm, several years ago my dau. phoned me from Tahoe. Her car "malfunctioned". I tried to wire her money and western union couldn't figure out how to do it. Nice to know someone has figured out how to do what we couldn't do then. Ended up well 'tho.

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