December 1, 2021

82-Year-Old Woman Loses $700,000 in “Grandparent Scam”

It might seem to be extra individuals would worth the aged group however some persons are simply horrible human beings.

There are criminals out right here working “grandparent scams” and in some instances, it’s costing elders a whole bunch of hundreds of {dollars}.

An 82-year-old Florida grandmother was one sufferer of a rip-off after unidentified scammers satisfied her that her granddaughter was in authorized bother and wanted cash instantly.

The scammers informed the older girl to withdrawal cash from her native financial institution and ship the cash to a courier.

The thieves went so far as placing a lady on the telephone to persuade the sufferer it was her granddaughter. The imposter then informed the aged girl that she had been in a automobile accident and wanted speedy funding to cowl authorized prices.

After that, a pretend lawyer was placed on the telephone and informed the grandmother how a lot cash was wanted.

The sufferer made 13 withdrawals over the summer season, which totaled over $700,000.

Investigators are trying into Uber rides that had been traced to the lady’s home and that she didn’t name. They’re additionally at the moment making an attempt to “assist with providing information to who purchased the rideshares and where the victim’s funds actually went,” in keeping with the court docket paperwork.

Rightfully so, the grandmother’s lawyer has filed a civil lawsuit in opposition to Truist Financial institution for alleged negligence, claiming they let the lady make massive and weird withdrawals even after pink flags had been raised.

That is unhappy!