Brantford Police issue warning over new grandparent text scam

BRANTFORD, ONT;The Brantford Police Service (BPS)  has issued an advisory to  older adult residents that a new version of what has been referred to as the “Grandparent Scam” targeting older citizens via text messaging has surfaced. BPS said what happens is a text message is sent to the victim, from a scammer who is posing as the victim’s son or daughter. The text often starts with “Hi, Mom,” and continues to tell the victim that their phone has been damaged, they cannot access their banking information and need money urgently. They then ask for an e-transfer of funds. If questioned about the email address of phone number being used, the fraudster will often tell the victim that they owe money to a loan shark or are using a borrowed phone….

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