Impostor Grandchildren Scam the Elderly for Big Bucks

A growing number of scam artists who target senior citizens have stolen thousands of dollars from victims in what is known as the "grandparent scam," officials say. The con is within a category of "impostor scams" for which there were 60,000 complaints last year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. And officials have urged the public to report the scams to law enforcement. Jim and his wife of Wilmington, N.C., for example, received a call last month from a man saying he was their...Full Story
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