Sunday, July 31, 2011

Grandparents Targeted in Phone Scam

About 10 elderly grandparents in San Diego have been victimized by a telephone scam within the past week, internationally wiring as much as $3,500 to a male imposter posing as a distressed family member, Oceanside police warned Friday. A caller has phoned senior citizens in the late evening or early morning hours, claiming -- by specific name -- to be a loved one under law-enforcement custody.