About: This video is about senior citizen scams. This month on AARP Live, we’ll take a closer look at this common scam, and take you inside the mind of one con artists as he reveals how he was so successful at scamming unsuspecting grandparents. We’ll also share tips and information on how you can keep from becoming a victim.
Con artists are getting smarter. They’re adding new twists to some old scams. Their secret is getting potential victims use their hearts and not their heads. One common con you’ve probably heard of is the “Grandparent Scam.” Here’s how it usually works: a con artists calls claiming to be a grandchild in trouble, and demands money