12/5/2022 - Brooklyn Man Charged in Phone Fraud That Targeted Elderly People

The calls to the grandparents last year usually began the same way. First, someone identifying himself as a state trooper, a sergeant or a lawyer, would get on the line suggesting that a child or grandchild had been arrested and jailed on a drug offense. The grandparent would then be asked to send bail money immediately so that the grandchild could be released. Sometimes, the grandparent would hear another voice — the purported grandchild on the line, crying and pleading with the grandparent to send money and not tell other relatives, federal prosecutors said.

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