The grandma scam, and how it's tricking us

CREATED Jun. 29, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Police are warning Southeast Wisconsin residents to be aware of the latest scam which may pull at your heart strings.

In it, a caller is apparently disguising his or her voice, claiming to be a grandchild, niece or nephew.  Sounding desperate, the caller asks for money, saying they're in trouble and need you to wire money immediately and to keep that a secret.

Police say here's a good way to know if you're being scammed...ask a question that ONLY your loved one could answer.