Workshop teaches residents about avoiding phone scams

As NewsCenter 16 reported previously, many residents got a phone call as part of a fishing scam involving their bank.

In Elkhart Thursday, the Indiana Attorney Generals Office spoke about all kinds of scams and how "not" to become a victim. They see new scams all the time.

Dee hill spoke about her recent experience with what has been called the "grandparent scam".

A man called saying he was her favorite grandson, he was involved in an accident in Mexico and needed money wired.

“And I said, I thought this was very strange, so I said, ‘Didn't you call your dad,’ and he said ‘No, I was too embarrassed to call my dad’. So he went on some more and I said this sounds like a scam. And then he hung up,” said Hill.

Since that call, Dee had caller ID added to her phone.

The Attorney General says many calls come from out of the country. They are reminding residents that anyone who feels suspicious about a call does not have to answer the phone, or, if they have already answered it, to hang up.


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