“Grandparent” Scam Claiming South Dakota Victims

Hang up the phone. That is the message Attorney General Marty Jackley is pushing as another round of scams are making the rounds. Jackley says this latest flurry of so-called “grandparent” scams is making a negative impact on good natured people…

The scam involves scammers trying to convince the elderly victim that they are a grandchild and in need of immediate financial assistance. Jackley says the scammers are stepping up their game…

Jackley says any sort of recovery of stolen funds is difficult…

The best thing you can do if you think you’re being targeted is to end the call immediately…

For more information or to report a possible scammer you can contact the Consumer Protection Division of the South Dakota Attorney General’s office at 800-300-1986.