Grandparent Telephone Scam
In the recent past, the Chesterfield Police Department has received several reports of elderly residents being victims of the Grandparent Telephone Scam.
The Grandparent Telephone Scam plays on the emotions of senior adults. The caller identifies themselves as a grandchild and requests money to be wired immediately due to some emergency that takes place outside of the United States. Frequently, the caller asks the victim not to inform the parents.
Here are some helpful videos on how to prevent being a victim of this scam:
Narrated in English
Don't Be a Victim: Grandparent Scam - English
Narrated in Spanish
Don't Be a Victim: Grandparent Scam - Spanish
Here are the PowerPoint or PDF on the topic.