CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—Is your grandchild calling you and asking for your help? If so, it might be a scam. 

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says scammers have been known to call senior citizens pretending to be their grandchild. Others scammers claim to be law enforcement with news about a grandchild in another state or country, saying they need money due to an emergency.

“Most grandparents would do anything to help a grandchild in trouble because they are incredibly generous to family members in need,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “That’s why it’s so important to exercise caution when receiving such calls. Think carefully before handing over money in this situation.”

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division recently received reports of the scam circulating in West Virginia. Scams like this often surface during vacation…

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