Facebook Scam Targets Grandparents of Military Personnel

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Facebook Scam Targets Grandparents of Military Personnel

Postby meep » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:34 pm

This kind of stuff makes me boiling mad. :evil:


http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/200 ... andpar.php

Facebook Scam Targets Grandparents of Military Personnel


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The scammer poses as the grandchild, saying he or she is coming home from overseas early, but is stranded after a friend's car broke down. They ask for the grandparent to keep the visit a secret from the soldier's parents, since the visit is supposed to be a surprise. Then comes the kicker: In the meantime, would Grandpa mind wiring an incredibly large amount of money to cover the car repairs?
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Re: Facebook Scam Targets Grandparents of Military Personnel

Postby patjd » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:08 pm

I've heard of this scam before -- there was even a piece on it on a local TV news some months past, but it was happening over telephone and not the internet...


Same scams, new technology -- oh the wonders of the interwebs
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