WILMINGTON, MA—After receiving numerous reports recently, the Wilmington Police Department is warning the community of a popular scam targeting the elderly throughout eastern Massachusetts.
Sometimes referred to as a 'grandparent scam,' Wilmington police said senior citizens are targeted for financial exploitation.
The target will receive a call from a person claiming to be their grandchild who is some sort of trouble and needs money immediately, police warned. From there, an amount is agreed upon and a location is set up for the victim to give the bad guy the money.
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