Police Warn NH Residents Not To Fall For ‘Grandchild in Jail’ Scam
There are people out there who will try to take your money at every turn. Do not fall for this.
Hudson Police are warning residents not to fall for the 'Grandchild in Jail' scam. Here's how it works:
You'll get a call from your "Grandchild" who is really just a scam artist who may sound like your grandchild. They tell you that they are in trouble, they have bee arrested because they killed or injured someone in a car crash. They really sound very convincing! A second person will then get on the phone and say that your "grandchild" needs bail money to be released. Don't fall for this! It's not your grandchild and it's not a bail bondsmen or other police authority.
The people who do this are awful. How could you try to scam people like that? These type of people try to scam older people and sometimes, it works. I think of my Mother and how she would have handled something like this. She would have given up her last penny if any of her kids or Grandkids were in trouble. She did it all the time when it really WAS the kids calling when they were in trouble. I mean, no one ever killed anyone, so we've got that going for us.
This isn't the first time that the Town of Hudson had people try to do this. In January, these calls were coming in and now, they've started up again. Don't be fooled. Besides, if your Grandchild really IS in jail and needed money to get out, the bail system does not work this way.
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