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Multiple agencies are actively investigating an elder exploitation scam commonly referred to as the Grandparent Bail Scam

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Multiple agencies are actively investigating an elder exploitation scam commonly referred to as the Grandparent Bail Scam. The scam occurs when a caller contacts an elderly victim and portrays themselves as the grandchild of the victim and advises the victim, they have been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident, have been arrested, and require money for bail.⁣

⁣The caller or a purported attorney or paralegal will then advise the victim how much money is required to post bail for the grandchild and will coordinate a transfer of the money through methods such as:⁣
Money is collected in person from victims by a courier – often times a receipt is provided. ⁣
Money is sent by the victim mainly through UPS and FedEx.⁣
Money is sent by the victim through wire transfer.⁣
***Please make family and friends aware***⁣
For tips on how to avoid scams, steps to take if you were scammed or steps to report scammers visit: ⁣

2 thoughts on “Multiple agencies are actively investigating an elder exploitation scam commonly referred to as the Grandparent Bail Scam

  1. Is this related to the Nursing home Eldercide scam where the governor said it was safe to force elders into nursing homes so they would be killed by COVID?

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