Relative-in-trouble scam still being used

A Toledo grandmother is the latest victim of the “relative in trouble” scam.
Someone called her home claiming to be a grandchild “in jail in Peru” and she sent off $14,000 to get them out — or so she thought.
No relative was in trouble. The money is gone. The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio reminds area residents not to fall for the ruse, which still is widespread.

One Response to “Relative-in-trouble scam still being used”

  1. Mike Moore says:

    you can’t blame the relatives for falling for the scam. especially if they are not aware of the whereabouts of such relative. But, i think they will find some way to contact other relatives to ask the authenticity of the claim before handling the money.

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