'Grandparent Scam' Targets Elderly Residents In Nassau CountyAn 86-year-old woman received a phone call from someone claiming to be an officer in the Dominican Republic, saying her grandson was involved in a car accident and she needed to send $9,800 to cover the damages.
Officials: Scammers Using Social Media To Learn More About TargetsIt's called the "Grandparent Scam," but it can happen to anyone -- con artists claim a loved one is in trouble and deperatedly need money.
Con Artist Says He Made $10,000 A Day In Telephone 'Grandparent Scam'The 31-year-old con man in federal custody is currently awaiting sentencing in California for his role in the grandparent scam.

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