Callaway County woman targeted in grandmother scam

Except for a chance encounter earlier Thursday, a Kingdom City woman might have lost $4,000 in a classic grandmother scam.

On Thursday morning, the woman received a call from a youngster. When she answered the phone, the caller said: “Is this grandma?”

She then asked if it was her grandson who lives in Hermann calling, and the caller replied that it was. The caller said a friend told him another friend had died in a car accident in Mexico.

The person claiming to be her grandson told her he needed $4,000 in bail money, but asked her not to tell his parents because he wanted to break the news to them himself after he got back from Mexico. He told her that he also had ....

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