A new scam is on the rise throughout the country; con men, posing as "grandchildren", have been calling elderly men and women and asking for emergency cash. "Please send me $5,000 for bail," they plead. "And please ... don't tell Mom."
Alison Preszler, spokesperson for the Better Business Bureau
Calvin Haddad, mother died as a result of phone scam
Chris Painter, deputy assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division