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To The Editor:
There is a new scam going around today that I feel that your readers – particularly grandparents – should be made aware of.
We recently received a call, informing us that our grandson had rented a car with friends and had driven to Montreal, where he was in an accident.
He did not take out the extra insurance. My supposed grandson got on the phone. He did not volunteer his name. My wife asked, is this ‘Judah?’ He replied that it was.
He asked if she could give her credit card number to the gentleman. He asked that we do not tell his parents. The amount needed was $5,000.
While my wife was looking for her credit card, I got on the phone and asked for an estimate, and handed the phone back to my wife. He thanked my wife, said that one of his friends would cover it and said, “I love you, Grandma.”
Needless, we never got any estimate. We later found out that our grandson had been in class in college at the time.
Be very careful. They are very slick. We almost fell for it.
©2008 Community Newspaper Group
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