The grandchildren scam is being run in Columbia County.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said that a citizen received a call from a scammer, claiming that their grandson was involved in an accident, and charges had been filed because of the injuries to the other passengers or damages.
The scammer put a young man on the phone that was representing the grandson. The scammers even knew the grandson’s name.
This particular scammer said that in order to save the grandson from some jail time, the citizen would need to send a form of money transfer offered by local stores.
“These types of phone calls are hardly ever legitimate. Please contact other family members to verify the whereabouts of your grandchildren before sending the scammers any sort of money,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
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