Minden Press-Herald

Tuesday
Jul 22nd

Scams strike at hearts of families

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper wants to warn residents about a new twist on the grandparent scam. It has hit at least two Minden residents in as many months, and now the scammers are armed with a new weapon: genuine personal information.

"How these people are getting the exact names of these people's grandchildren is beyond me," Cropper said. "But that's what they are doing. They are actually getting someone on the line and acting like they are the grandchild."

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