October 2, 2009

Consumer Alert

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller warns of a telephone scam targeting grandparents.

The scam involves someone posing as a grandchild asking for money due to an arrest, car accident or another emergency or they pose as a police officer or lawyer requesting money be wired to help the grandchild.

While this is not a new scam, the Attorney General’s Office has received recent complaints of this scam indicating its resurgence.

Signing up for the state's Do Not Call list may help deter telemarketing scams such as this one. To learn more, visit www.IndianaConsumer.com.