AG Morrisey warns consumers of grandparent scam | Journal-news

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges residents to be wary of calls claiming grandchildren need help.

Scammers have been known to call senior citizens pretending to be their grandchild. Others claim to be law enforcement with news about a loved one. They often indicate the grandchild in question is in another state or country and in dire need of money due to an emergency.

“Most grandparents would do anything to help a grandchild in trouble because they are incredibly generous to family members in need,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “That’s why it’s so important to exercise caution when receiving such calls. Think carefully before handing over money in this situation.”

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division recently received reports of the scam…

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