Peel police warn of ‘grandparent scam’

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Peel Regional Police are advising residents to be on the lookout for a new type of “grandparent scam” that’s targeting seniors in the area.

The scam involves a phone call being made to the victim by an individual claiming to be a family member, usually a grandchild. The victim is asked to buy an expensive good as part of a debt that the grandchild owes. The victim is then asked to send the good overseas through a courier service.

The “grandchild” impresses upon the victim that they do not want any other family members to know.

Police are advising residents that if they receive a phone call similar to this, they should verify the details of the request through another family member.

Read more at Peel Police

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.