The Delaware attorney general’s office is sending a warning to elderly people around the area to be aware of a scam targeting grandparents.
Callers posing as grandchildren call elderly people and ask for money for an emergency situation.
The callers get their information from social networking sites, marketing lists and obituaries.
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Attorney General Beau Biden says residents should verify the identity of the person claiming to be a grandchild.
Authorities from Ohio, Michigan and New Jersey report that the scam artists collected thousands of dollars this year.