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July 18, 2012

Don't fall for the 'Grandparent Scam'

Area resident reports phone call attempt to trick her out of money

By LIBBY CLUETT | lcluett@mineralwellsindex.com

PALO PINTO COUNTY – Graford resident Crystal Cameron received a call from a phone scammer, phishing for information while posing as a relative. Although he didn’t get very far, Cameron wants residents to beware of the scam.

She said a young man with a trace of a Canadian accent called and when she answered said, “Grandma.”

Cameron doesn’t have any grandchildren, but has nieces and nephews. The voice said, “This is your oldest grandson.”

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