Grandparent Scams Are Back In Winnipeg

Grandparent Scams Are Back

WINNIPEG - Scams come and go and Winnipeg Police say one of the more popular ones has returned.

So called grandparent scams are back.

This is where the fraudster on the phone targets elderly people, pretending to be a grandchild who's been arrested and needs money for bail.

Sometimes they even send a courier to the victim's home to collect the cash.

Always confirm a family member's whereabouts before sending cash to help them.

The cops are warning people to be very careful if someone is calling and wanting money for any reason.

Also, never volunteer personal information over the phone.

And if you fall victim to a scam, please report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre which says there have been nearly 500 reports of scams like this across the country in just the first half of 2021.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg News

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