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SCAM: Granddaughter is in jail – again?

Re: “‘Grandparents scam’ strikes in Gig Harbor” (TNT, 8-11).

Twice in the past two months I have received calls from young women claiming to be my oldest granddaughter. The scam was basically the same in both cases: She’d been in a minor auto accident, had been drinking, was being held on DUI and needed bail. One call came from Las Vegas, the other from Niagara Falls, Ontario. (That girl gets around!)

Both were spurious, of course. Fortunately I recognized the scam and had test questions for them. The first girl couldn’t remember what her sister was majoring in in

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