Information the fraudster needs to support their false identity is provided by the Grandparents themselves, or through the internet, e.g. family blogs, social media and genealogy websites.
Automatically be suspicious of anyone asking for money; be extra suspicious if the money is requested through a wire (which are difficult to track and almost impossible to recover), and verify identities with other family members.
Video description: Picture of a elderly person talking on the phone. As well, there an interview with Sgt. Kreiter with presentation slides that show what to do if a fraudulent phone call is received.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Brush up on some common types of fraud to protect your money.
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