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In the "Grandparent Scam," con artists claim a loved one is in trouble in needs money sent. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Scammers Using Social Media To Learn More About Targets

It’s called the “Grandparent Scam,” but it can happen to anyone — con artists claim a loved one is in trouble and deperatedly need money.

06/05/2014

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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.

04/17/2014